LitBirthdays November 11 – 17, 2012

November is
Native American Heritage
International Drum Month

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November 12
November 13
November 14
November 15
November 16
November 17


November 11

Born November 11

Douglas Rogers (b. 1968) – Zimbabwean travel writer, memoirist – The Last Resort (2009)

Alicia Ostriker (b. 1937) – U.S. poet – A Woman Under the Surface: Poems and Prose Poems (1982)

Carlos Fuentes (b. 1928) – Mexican novelist, essayist – Todas las Familias Felices (Happy Families) (2006)


November 12

Born November 12

Ivo Urbančič (b. 1930) -Slovenian philosopher

Neil Young (b. 1945) – Canadian singer/songwriter  –  After the Gold Rush (1970 )

Bahá’u’lláh (Mírzá Ḥusayn-`Alí Nuri Persian: میرزا حسینعلی نوری) (b. 1817) – Persian mystic, founder of the Bahai faith – Epistle to the Son of the Wolf

November 13

Ari Hoenig (b. 1973) U.S. jazz drummer

photo by Juan Carlos Hernandez

Read about Ari Hoenig here

Listen to Ari Hoening perform here

Born November 13

Ayaan Hirsi Ali (b. 1969) – Somali writer, human rights activist – Infidel (2007)

Nico Scheepmaker (b. 1930) Dutch sports journalist, poet – Maar mooi! beschouwingen over poëzie (Very Nice! Reflections on Poetry)



November 14

Born November 14

Karen Armstrong (b. 1944) – U.K. writer (religion); memoirist – The Spiral Staircase (2004)

René de Clercq (b. 1877) – Flemish (Belgian) poet


November 15

Day of the Imprisoned Writer
Today the Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN
remembers writers who are and have been jailed
for their writings.

The following writers in 2012 are currently imprisoned or have died:

Shiva Nazar Ahari (Iran): Journalist, writer and human rights activist. For more information click here.

Ericson Acosta (Philippines): Poet, songwriter and activist. For more information click here.

Regina Martinez (Mexico): Correspondent for an investigative news magazine who was murdered in Xalapa, Veracruz State, in April 2012. For more information click here. Read Regina Martinez obituary (in Spanish) here.

Muharrem Erbey (Turkey): Human rights lawyer, writer and Vice-President of the Human Rights Association (IHD). For more information click here.

Eskinder Nega (Ethiopia): Journalist and blogger convicted to 18 years in prison on dubious terrorism related charges. For more information click here.


Born November 15

Marianne Moore (b. 1887) – U.S. poet


November 16

Born November 16

Arvid Järnefelt (pseudonym Arvi Rauta) (b. 1861) – Finnish novelist, playwright, Tolstoyist – Heraamiseni / My Awakening (1894)

Chinua Achebe (b. 1930) – Nigerian novelist, poet – Things Fall Apart (1958)


November 17

Randy Black  (b. 1963) Canadian drummer

Read about Randy Black here

Watch Randy Black perform here

Born November 17

Steven E. de Souza (b. 1947) – U.S. screenwriter – Die Hard

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn (b. 1930) – U.S. (Native American) fiction and nonfiction writer – I Remember the Fallen Trees: New and Selected Poems (1998) Elizabeth Cook-Lynn

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1 Response to LitBirthdays November 11 – 17, 2012

  1. Kurt Vonnegut, November 11
    Robert Louis Stevenson, November 13

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