LitBirthdays November 18 – 24, 2012

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November 20
November 21
November 22
November 23
November 24


November 18

Herman ‘Ze German’ Rarebell (b. 1949) – German drummer, songwriter, producer – The Scorpions rock band

Read about Herman Rarebell here and here

Watch an interview with Herman Rarebell where he talks about how he became a famous rock band musician

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuSzhFAC3oc

Watch the Scorpions perform in Berlin at the 1990 benefit concert The Wall (first song)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av0IDCIa5og

The Scorpions perform “Winds of Change” live in Moscow, 2003

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4PhDfOthY4

The Berlin Wall fell November 10, 1989. Here is another song from the 1990 The Wall Concert “The Tide Is Turning”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVecc8Yurcw&feature=related


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Cindy Blackman (b. 1959) – U.S. jazz drummer

Read about Cindy Blackman here and here


Born November 18

Wilma Pearl Mankiller (b. 1945) – U.S. (Cherokee) tribal leader, author, activist – Every Day Is a Good Day: Reflections by Contemporary Indigenous Women (2004)

Margaret Atwood (b. 1939) – Canadian novelist, poet – The Blind Assassin (2000)

Frances Marion (b. 1888) – U.S. screenwriter  – Riffraff (1936)



November 19

Born November 19

Zygmunt Bauman (b. 1925) – Polish sociologist – Consuming Life (2007)

Yuri Knorozov (b. 1922) Soviet (Ukrainian) linguist, decipherer of Mayan script –  “Ancient Writing of Central America” (1952)



November 20

Born November 20

Nadine Gordimer (b. 1923) – South African novelist, human rights activist, 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature – Life Times: Stories (2011)

Sheema Kalbasi (b. 1972) – Iranian poet – Echoes in Exile

Alistair Cooke (b. 1908) – U.K. journalist – Alistair Cooke’s America



November 21

Born November 21

Isaac Bashevis Singer  (b. 1902) – Polish / U.S. short story writer, novelist

Qian Zhongshu (b. 1910) – Chinese essayist, novelist, scholar – Fortress Besieged (1947)

Tina Brown (Christina Hambley Brown) (b. 1953) – U.K. / U.S. editor, publisher, writer – The Diana Chronicles (2008)


November 22

Born November 22

Victor Pelevin (b. 1962) – Russian novelist – Generation P / Homo Zapiens (English title) (1999)

Marjane Satrapi (b. 1969) – Iranian graphic novelist, filmmaker – Persepolis (2000)

George Eliot (b. 1819) – British novelist and poet – Brother Jacob


November 23

Born November 23

Charles Frambach Berlitz (b. November 23? or 20? 1914) U.S. linguist, nonfiction writer – The Bermuda Triangle (1974)

Lidija Bajuk (b. 1965) – Croatian singer/songwriter and poet – Kneya (1999)

Nirad C. Chaudhuri (b. 1897) – Indian (Bengali) writer –  A Passage to England



November 24


Born November 24

Stephen Merchant (b. 1974) – U.K. comedian, scriptwriter – The Office (2001), Extras (2005) (co-writer)

Yoshiko Uchida (b. 1921) – U.S. (Japanese-American) memoirist, children’s writer – Desert Exile (1982)

Dale Carnegie (b. 1888) – U.S. writer – How To Win Friends and Influence People (1936)


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