LitBirthdays December 16 – 22, 2012

December is
Universal Human Rights
Month

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December 17
December 18
December 19
December 20
December 21
December 22

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December 16

Born December 16

Benny Andersson (b. 1946) – Swedish songwriter, composer, musician – ABBA (rock group); Chess (musical) Mamma Mia! (musical)

Noel Coward (b. 1899) British playwright and composer

Barbara Smith (b. 1946) – U.S. politician, feminist writer

December 17

Born December 17

Es’kia Mphahlele (b. 1919) – South African fiction writer, human rights activist – Man Must Live (1947)

William Safire (b. 1929) – U.S. columnist, etymologist, speechwriter – “On Language” (New York Times column)

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December 18

Born December 18

Hal Kanter (b. 1918) – U.S. comedy writer – So Far, So Funny (1999)

Alfred Bester (b. 1913) U.S. science fiction novelist, TV and radio writer – The Demolished Man (1953) “And the bartender says to Renee Descartes, “Another beer?” And Descartes says, “I think not,” and disappears”

Khas-Magomed Hadjimuradov (b. 1953) – Kazakh Chechen songwriter

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December 19

Born December 19

Péter Tímár (b. 1950) – Hungarian film director, screenwriter

Gisèle Freund (b. 1908) German-born French photographer – Photographie et société (1974)

Su Tung-p’o [Su Shi] (b. 1036 or 1037) Chinese Buddhist poet of the Song Dynasty

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December 20

Born December 20

Kate Atkinson (b. 1951) – U.K. novelist, playwright

Nalo Hopkinson (b. 1960) Jamaican-Canadian novelist / short story writer – Brown Girl in the Ring

Väinö Linna (b. 1920) – Finnish novelist – Tuntematon sotilas / The Unknown Soldier (1954)


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December 21

Born December 21

Heinrich Boll (b. 1917) – German writer (fiction and nonfiction) – Irish Journal (1957)

Ivan Blatný (b.1919) – Czechoslovakian poet

Edward Hoagland (b. 1932) – U.S. essayist, travel and nature writer – “The Big Cats” Esquire April 1961



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December 22

Born December 22

Giacomo Puccini (b. 1858) – Italian opera composer – Madame Butterfly (1904)

Kenneth Rexroth (b. 1905) – U.S. poet

Eduard Uspensky (b.1937) – Russian children’s fiction – Uncle Fyodor, His Dog and His Cat

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