LitBirthdays September 23 – 29, 2012

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September 26
 September 27
 September 28
 September 29


September 23

 


 

Born September 23

 Joshua Foer (b. 1982) – U.S. science writer – Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (2010)

Euripedes (b. 480?? B.C.) – Ancient Greek playwright (tragedian)

Ana Marie Cox (b. 1972) – U.S. journalist, creator of Wonkette blog; novelist – Dog Days

Pauline Réage (Anne Desclos) (b. 1907) – French novelist, literary critic – Histoire d’O

Ani DiFranco (b. 1970) – U.S. singer/songwriter




 

September 24


Born September 24

Eavan Boland (b. 1944) – Irish poet

Brinck (Niels Brinck Kristensen) (b. 1974) – Danish singer/songwriter

Nia Vardalos (b. 1962) – U.S. screenwriter/actress – My Big Fat Greek Wedding

F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. 1896) – U.S. novelist, screenwriter – The Great Gatsby


 


 

September 25


Born September 25

Ian Tyson (b. 1933) – Canadian singer/songwriter – The Long Trail: My Life in the West (2010 autobiography)

William Faulkner (b. 1897) – U.S. novelist – The Sound and the Fury

Shel Silverstein (b. 1930) – U.S. poet, songwriter, author of children’s books, humorist

Lu Xun (b. 1881) Chinese short-story writer, poet – “A Madman’s Diary”

Andrzej Stasiuk (b. 1960) – Polish novelist, essayist, critic – Fado (2009)

 


 

September 26


Born September 26

 Raoul Cauvin (b. 1938) – Belgian comic strip author – The Bluecoats / Les Tuniques Bleues (series)

Jane Smiley (b. 1949) – U.S. novelist – Private Life (2010)

T.S. Eliot (b. 1888) – U.S. poet, playwright, essayist

Zhang Tianyi (b. 1906) – Chinese short story writer – “The Secret of the Magic Gourd”

 


 

September 27

Grazia Deledda (born September 27, 1871) – Italian writer, Nobel Prize 1926 220px-Grazia_Deledda_-_Ritratto

Read about Grazia Deledda here and here


Born September 27

Romano Scarpa (b. 1927) – Italian animator and comic book story creator (Disney comics) – Uncle Scrooge Adventures (Walt Disney…) #38

Josef Škvorecký (b. 1924) – Czech/Canadian novelist – Ordinary Lives (2010)

Grazia Deledda (b. 1871) – Italian novelist, playwright; 1926 literature Nobel prize winner – La Madre (1920)

 


 

September 28

 


 

Born September 28

Confucius / 孔子 / Kǒng Zǐ (b. 551 BCE) – Chinese philosopher – The Analects of Confucius

Pierre Ryckmans (Simon Leys) (b. 1935) – Belgian historian, sinologist, novelist, essayist – The Death of Napoleon

Prosper Mérimée (b. 1803) – French archaeologist, writer – Carmen (1845)

Rosario Ferré (b. 1938) – Puerto Rican novelist, essayist, short story and children’s book writer – Lazos de sangre / Blood Ties (Spanish language) (2010)

 


 

September 29

Born September 29

Gábor Csupó (b. 1952) – Hungarian animator, filmmaker

Steve Tesich (b. 1942) – Serbian / American screenwriter, novelist – Breaking Away (film – 1979)

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (b. Sep 29? 1547; baptized Oct 9, 1547) – Spanish novelist – Don Quixote de La Mancha

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