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August LitBirthdays

LitBirthdays in 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 … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays Hans Rosling

Happy Birthday Hans Rosling! Hans Rosling (born July 27, 1948) – Swedish physician and statistician Read about Hans Rosling here and here

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July LitBirthdays

July July 1 Twyla Tharp Irna Phillips Juan Carlos Onetti July 2 Wisława Szymborska Evelyn Lau Wibo (“Wim” Willem Louis Joseph Boost) July 3 Alan Schwarz Julian Assange Kid Sister Franz Kafka July 4 Guram Rcheulishvili Colin Welland Neil Simon … Continue reading

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June 15 – Kobayashi Issa

Happy Birthday Kobayashi Issa! Kobayashi Issa – born June 15, 1763 – Japanese Haiku poet Read about Kobayashi Issa here and here Read the Gwanlingo blog post about Kobayashi Issa: Issa is considered one of four great masters of Haiku. … Continue reading

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June 14 Judith Kerr

Happy Birthday Judith Kerr! Judith Kerr – Born June 14, 1923 – U.K. writer and illustrator – The Tiger Who Came to Tea (1968) Read about Judith Kerr here and here The backstory of The Tiger Who Came to Tea … Continue reading

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June LitBirthdays

June June 1 Casper de Vries Marie Knight Naguib Surur Mircea Cărtărescu June 2 Xiao Hong Dorothy West June 3 Rumer (Sarah Joyce) Pedro Mir (Irwin) Allen Ginsberg June 4 Jacques Roumain Margrit Schriber Jin Au-Yeung June 5 Elena Piscopia … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays Jakucho Setouchi

Happy Birthday Jakucho Setouchi! Jakucho Setouchi (born May 15, 1922) Buddhist nun, writer, activist Read about Jakucho Setouchi here and here Setouchi translated The Tales of Genji from classical Japanese to modern Japanese.

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