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LitBirthdays Dick Gregory

Happy Birthday Dick Gregory! Richard Gregory (born October 12, 1932) – U.S. comedian, civil rights activist Read about Dick Gregory here and here Read the Guardian obituary for Dick Gregory here “I walked into this restaurant and this waitress said … Continue reading

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October LitBirthdays

October (10) 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 … Continue reading

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September 15 – Agatha Christie

Happy Birthday Agatha Christie! Agatha Christie (born September 15, 1890) U.K. author of detective fiction – The Hollow (1946) Read about Agatha Christie here and here Watch a documentary about Agatha Christie’s mysterious disappearance in December 1926 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUmbf2fMF5M Watch a … Continue reading

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September 6 – Robert Pirsig

Happy Birthday Robert Pirsig! Robert Maynard Pirsig – born September 6, 1928 – philosopher, novelist (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, 1974) Read the Wikipedia article about Robert Pirsig Read a 2006 Guardian article about Robert Pirsig: Twenty-six years, and several … Continue reading

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September LitBirthdays

September September 1 Nelson George James Reaney Eleanor Hibbert (aka Victoria Holt Lily Tomlin September 2 Tim Key Tom Glazer William C. Rhoden Tetsuo Hara 原 哲夫 September 3 Eduardo Galeano Naomi Lewis Mahjoor (Ghulam Ahmad) Mort Walker Spike Feresten … Continue reading

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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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