May LitBirthdays

May

May 1


Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Judy Collins

Ignazio Silone (Secondino Tranquilli)

Helen Bamber

May 2

Satyajit Ray

Ichiyo Higuchi
(Higuchi Natsu)

Kwon-taek Im

May 2 is
Holocaust Remembrance Day

May 3

Betty Comden

Leslie Marmon Silko

Yehuda Amichai

May 4

Rüdiger Nehberg

Khwaja Abdullah Ansari

Boris J. Kochanowsky

 

May 5

Thomas Boberg

Elizabeth Cochrane
(Nellie Bly)

Soren Kierkegaard

Tammy Wynette

 

May 6

George Clooney

Vladimiro Ariel Dorfman

Sujata Bhatt

Sigmund Freud

 

May 7

William Dempsey Valgardson

Volker Braun

Rabindranath Tagore

Robert Browning

May 8

Beth Henley

Gary Snyder

Sirkka Hämäläinen

 

May 9

Nada El-Hage

Lucian Blaga

May 10

Nayantara Sahgal

Olga Bancic

May 11

Andre Gregory

John Michael Hayes

Irving Berlin

May 12

Claribel Alegria

Wu Wenjun

Andrey Andreyevich Voznesensky

 

May 13

Daphne du Maurier

Clive Barnes

Stephen Colbert

May 14

Eoin Colfer

Sofia Carmina Coppola

Che Guevara

Luis Llorens Torres

May 15

L. Frank Baum

Katherine Anne Porter

Jakucho Setouchi


May 16

Olga Berggolts

Studs Terkel

May 17

Jien
(Jichin-daikasho)

Dennis Potter

May 18

Tina Fey

Omar Khayyam

May 19

Malcolm X
(Malcolm Little)

Elena Poniatowska

Lorraine Hansberry

May 20

Sirivennela (Chembolu SeethaRama Sastry)

Honoré de Balzac

May 21

(Liv) Marit Bergman

Manly Wade Wellman

May 22

Hergé
(Georges Remi)

Betty Williams

Bernie Taupin

Arthur Conan Doyle

 

May 23

Carl Linnaeus

Sebastian Cordero

Walter Reisch

Pär Lagerkvist

May 24

Mikhail (Aleksandrovich) Sholokhov

Patti LaBelle

Joseph Brodsky

Bob Dylan

 

May 25

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Robert Ludlum

Naim Frashëri

May 26

Peggy Lee
(Norma Egstrom)

Frankie Manning

Nobuhiro Watsuki

May 27

Andrei Georgiyevich Bitov

John Cheever

Rachel Carson

Dashiell Hammett

 

May 28

Muriel Barbery

Patrick White

Ian Fleming

May 29

Leah Goldberg
(לאה גולדברג; )

G.K. Chesterton

Abdul Rahman Munif
( عبد الرحمن منيف‎)

May 30

Vizma Belševica

Agnes Varda

May 31

Svetlana Alexievich

Judith Wright

Walt Whitman

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