LitBirthdays November 4 – 10, 2012

November is
Native American Heritage
and
International Drum Month
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November 4

Rodrigo Rey Rosa
Rodrigo Rey Rosa (born November 4, 1958) – Guatemalan short story writer

Read about Rodrigo Rey Rosa here

Read excerpts from Dust on her Tongue here

 


Born November 4

Walter Cronkite (born November 4, 1916) – U.S. journalist – A Reporter’s Life

Will Rogers (b. 1879) – U.S. humorist

 


November 5

Rana Dasgupta

 

Rana Dasgupta (born November 5, 1971) – U.K. novelist – Tokyo Cancelled (2005)

Read about Rana Dasgupta here and here

Listen to an interview of Rana Dasgupta:
http://kalw.org/post/sandip-roys-dispatch-dasguptas-delhi#stream/0


Philip V. Francis
(born November 5, 1964) – Indian tabla player, composer, Ghazal singer

Read about Philip V. Francis here

Listen to Francis perform here and here


Born November 5

Raymond Loewy  (b. 1893) – French-American industrial designer – The Locomotive: Its Aesthetics (1937)

Uzodinma Iweala – U.S. (Nigerian) novelist, essayist, medical student – Beasts of No Nation  (2005)


 


November 6


Born November 6

Ariana Gillis (born November 6, 1990) – Canadian singer/songwriter

Karin Fossum (born November 6, 1954) – Norwegian crime fiction writer – The Indian Bride (2008)

Laure Junot, Duchesse d’Abrantès (born November 6, 1784) – French memoirist  – Memoirs

 


November 7

Jellybean Benitez (born November 7, 1957) – U.S. drummer, songwriter, DJ mixer

Read about Jellybean Benitez here and here

Listen to “The Mexican” and the Jellybean mix of Donna Summer’s “Eyes”


Born November 7

Joni Mitchell (b. 1943) – Canadian singer/songwriter

Chrystos (b. 1946) – U.S. / Menominee poet, activist – Fire Power (1995)

Antonio Skármeta (b. 1940) – Chilean novelist, short story writer – Burning Patience (basis for film Il Postino) (1985)

Albert Camus (b. 1913) – French playwright, philosopher – The Possessed

 


November 8

Eric Harland (born November 8, 1978) – U.S. drummer

Read about Eric Harland here
Listen to Eland (Harland) perform here and here


Born November 8

Richard Curtis (born November 8, 1956) – U.K. / New Zealand film director, screenwriter – Love Actually (2003)

Kazuo Ishiguro (born November 8, 1954 – U.K. / Japanese novelist, short story writer – The Remains of the Day (1989)

Teofilo Folengo (Merlino Coccajo) (born November 8, 1491? 1496?) – Italian poet, epicist – Baldus(1517)

 


November 9

 


Born November 9

Danielle Trussoni (born November 9, 1973) – U.S. novelist – Angelology (2010)

Benjamin Banneker (born November 9, 1731) – American author – Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virgina Almanack and Ephemeris (1792)

Ivan Turgenev (born November 9, 1818) – Russian novelist, poet, playwright – A Month in the Country (1850)

 


November 10

Jonas Akerlund

Jonas Åkerlund (born November 10, 1965) – Swedish drummer, film and music video director

Read about Jonas Åkerlund here and here


Born November 10

Holly Black (born November 10, 1971) – U.S. fantasy novelist, screenwriter, video game author – The Spiderwick Chronicles (2003)

Aka Morchiladze (George Akhvlediani)  (გიორგი ახვლედიანი) (born November 10, 1966) – Georgian journalist, essayist – Santa Esperanza (2006)

Tim Rice (b. 1944) – U.K. lyricist


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