Monthly Archives: August 2017

LitBirthdays Ali Smith

Happy Birthday Ali Smith! Ali Smith (born August 24 1962) – Scottish fiction and nonfiction author – Winter (2017) Read about Ali Smith here and here Smith grew up in Inverness, the youngest, by some years, of five children, and … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays Kamila Shamsie

Happy Birthday Kamila Shamsie! Kamila Shamsie (born August 13, 1973) – Pakistani novelist – Home Fire (2017) Read about Kamila Shamsie here and here “…it wasn’t until Shamsie moved to America as a student that she began to write about … Continue reading

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August LitBirthdays

August August 1 Chuck D (Carlton Ridenhour) Francis Scott Key Herman Melville August 2 Isabel Allende James Baldwin Homer Banks Bei Dao (Zhao Zhenkai) August 3 Lauren Liebenberg Leon Uris August 4 Robert Hayden Helen Thomas Barack Obama August 5 … Continue reading

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