Monthly Archives: September 2014

LitBirthdays in October

October 1 Julie Andrews Majrooh Sultanpuri (Asrar Hussain Khan) Jimmy Carter October 2 Annie Leibovitz Bud Abbott  Groucho (Julius Henry) Marx Mahatma Gandhi October 3 John Patrick Shanley Alvin Toffler Talib Kwili October 4 Adam Hollanek Kazuki Takahashi Anne Rice Rene (Mable … Continue reading

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Sophie Hannah and Poirot

2014 Fall for the Book Festival Report The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah Mystery author Sophie Hannah talks about writing the first and only Poirot mystery since Agatha Christie (Excerpts from the 2014 Fall for the Book Festival) How the … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays September 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Marie Arana! Marie Arana (born 1949) U.S. / Peruvian journalist, memoirist – American Chica (2001);  Bolivar, American Liberator (2013) Read the Wikipedia entry for Marie Arana here and visit Arana’s website here. Read more about Arana here. Listen to … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays September 8, 2014

2014 National Book Festival Report Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography by Richard Rodriguez Richard Rodriguez talks about life and the essays in his book. (Excerpts from his speech at the 2014 National Book Festival) Introduction and the death of religion (5 minutes) Lost touch … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays September 5, 2014

2014 National Book Festival Report The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog by Alicia Ostriker Alicia Ostriker reads some of her poems. Long Busy Day Espresso bubbles, I shout Breakfast in a minute (more…) The Blessing of the Old … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays September 3, 2014

2014 National Book Festival Report Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina Excerpts from Meg Medina’s August 30, 2014 talk about her book, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass. Part 1 – Why write this book? … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays September 2, 2014

2014 National Book Festival Report The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey Into the Gulag of the Russian Mind by Nina Khrushcheva Nina Khrushcheva spoke at the National Book Festival in Washington DC on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Listen to her speech … Continue reading

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