LitBirthdays September 16 – 22, 2012

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Monday September 17
Tuesday September 18
Wednesday September 19
Thursday September 20
Friday September 21
Saturday September 22

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Sunday September 16

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Born September 16

Prasoon Joshi (b. 1971) – Indian poet, lyricist, advertising writer

Clive Bell (b. 1881) – U.K. art critic – Art (1913)

Molly Shannon (b. 1964) – U.S. comedian, writer – Superstar (film) (1999)

Paul Henning (b. 1911) – U.S. radio, television, film, and song writer; tv series creator (The Beverly Hillbillies) – Bedtime Story (co-writer with Stanley Shapio)  (1964)


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Monday September 17

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Born September 17

Igor Štiks (b.1977) – Bosnian (Yugoslavian) law professor and novelist –
A Castle in Romagna (2000)

Hank Williams, Sr. (b. 1923) – U.S. country music singer/songwriter –
“Your Cheatin’ Heart”

Ken Kesey (b. 1935) – U.S. novelist, youth culture writer – Sometimes a Great Notion

Hope Larson (b. 1982) – U.S. cartoonist / graphic novelist – Mercury (2010)

Francis Chichester (b. 1901) – U.K. adventurer – Gipsy Moth Circles the World (1967)


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Tuesday September 18

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Born September 18

Christopher Lynn Hedges (b. 1956) – U.S. journalist, war correspondent – Empire of Illusion (2009)

Agnes de Mille (b. 1905) – U.S. dancer, choreographer –
Speak to me, dance with me (1973)

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Wednesday September 19

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Born September 19

Oksana Zabuzhko (b. 1960) – Ukrainian poet, novelist, essayist – Polyovi Doslidzhennia z Ukrajins’koho Seksu / Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex (1996)

Maud Sulter (b. 1960) – Scottish / Ghanaian-descent photographer, poet

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Thursday September 20

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Born September 20

Kazumasa Oda (小田和正 / Oda Kazumasa) (b. 1947) – Japanese singer/songwriter – “Love Story wa Totsuzen ni” (ラブ・ストーリーは突然に )

Judith Thompson (b. 1954) – Canadian playwright – Palace of the End (2007)

Upton Sinclair (b. 1876) – U.S. novelist – The Jungle (1906)

Charlie Kaufman (Charles Stewart Kaufman) (b. 1958) – U.S. screenwriter – Being John Malkovich

Slappy White (Melvin White) (b. 1921) – U.S. comedian –
Elect Slappy White For Vice President

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Friday September 21

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Born September 21

Ethan Coen (b. 1957) – U.S. filmmaker (with brother Joel) – True Grit (2010)

Chuck Jones (b. 1912) – U.S. animator, cartoonist, animated film director – What’s Opera, Doc? (1957)

Frédéric Beigbeder (b. 1965) – French novelist, literary critic –
Un roman français (2009)

Stephen King (b. 1947) – U.S. novelist, short-story writer – The Shining (1977)

Leonard Cohen (b. 1934) – U.S. singer/songwriter, poet

H.G. Wells (b. 1866) – U.K. novelist – The Time Machine

Édouard Glissant (b. 1928) – French (Martinique) writer, poet, literary critic

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Saturday September 22

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Born September 22

Rene O. Villanueva (b. 1954) – Philippines playwright, screenwriter, children’s literature

Ashokamitran (Jagadisa Thyagarajan) (b. 1931) – Indian novelist, playwright, literary critic – Water / Thanneer (1994/1971)

György Faludy (b. 1910) – Hungarian poet, memoirist – My Happy Days in Hell

Manzoor Ahmad (b. 1931) – Pakistani philosopher

Svilen Noev (b. 1975) – Bulgarian singer, songwriter, Ostava rock group

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