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LitBirthdays May 5, 2016

May 5 Happy Birthday Riad Sattouf! Riad Sattouf (born May 5, 1978)  French cartoonist, memoirist, filmmaker – L’Arabe du futur / The Arab of the Future (2015) Read about Riad Sattouf here and here Read a Guardian article about Sattouf … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays in May

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 … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays May 1, 2016

May 1 Happy Birthday Yasmina Reza! Yasmina Reza (born May 1, 1959)  French playwright, novelist – Art (1994) Read about Yasmina Reza here Read a 2015 interview of Yasmina Reza: http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2015/02/20/the-fabric-of-a-life-an-interview-with-yasmina-reza/ I wrote a play called Life x 3—it was … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays April 25, 2016

April 25 Happy Birthday Björn Ulvaeus! Björn Ulvaeus (born 1945) – Swedish musician, songwriter, part of ABBA rock group Read about Björn Ulvaeus here and here Ulvaeus talks about his home town and his musical beginnings in this short video … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays April 24, 2016

April 24 Happy Birthday Eric Bogosian! Eric Bogosian (born April 24, 1953) U.S. performer, playwright, novelist – Talk Radio (1987) Read about Eric Bogosian here and here Watch Eric Bogosian on the Tavis Smiley Show (Bogosian tells Smiley about his … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays April 13, 2016

Happy Birthday Ahlam Mosteghanemi! Ahlam Mosteghanemi (born 1953) – Algerian novelist – Memory in the Flesh (1998) Read a New York Times profile of Mosteghanemi here LISTENING Since I spend half the year in Southern France and the rest of … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays April 2016

April April 1 John Wilmot Susan Boyle Milan Kundera Edmond Rostand   April 2 Joanna Chmielewska Émile François Zola April 3 Herb Caen Washington Irving Unni Lindell   April 4 Andrei Tarkovsky Maya Angelou   April 5 Amalia Guglielminetti Booker … Continue reading

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