Category Archives: famous birthdays

LitBirthdays – February 26

Happy Birthday Jela Krečič! Jela Krečič – born February 26, 1979 – Slovenian novelist and journalist (None Like Her / Ni Druge – 2016) The GoodReads bio of Jela Krečič Read her 2013 interview with Julian Assange Read a review of … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays February 18

Happy Birthday Toni Morrison! February 18 Toni Morrison (Chloe Ardelia Wofford) (b. 1931) – U.S. novelist, 1993 Literature Nobel Prize winner – Beloved Read the excellent Authors Calendar biography of Toni Morrison http://web.archive.org/web/20150215101722/http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/tmorris.htm Read the MSBush bio of Toni Morrison … Continue reading

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February LitBirthdays

February February 1 Big Boi Langston Hughes Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin February 2 Xuân Diệu Joseph Seamon Cotter, Jr. James Joyce February 3 Paul Auster Marlon Riggs James Michener February 4 Abdul Rahman Badawi Buell Gordon Gallagher Betty Friedan February 5 … Continue reading

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January 12 – Haruki Murakami

Happy Birthday Haruki Murakami! Haruki Murakami (村上 春樹) (born January 12, 1949) – Japanese novelist – Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (2015) Read the Wikipedia article about Haruki Murakami Read an interview of Murakami Tsukuru Tazaki, as … Continue reading

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January 6 – C.D. Wright

Happy Birthday C.D. Wright! Carolyn D. Wright (born January 6, 1949) U.S. poet – One With Others (2011) Read about C.D. Wright here and here Born in Arkansas in 1949, Wright wrote over a dozen books of poetry and lyric … Continue reading

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January 5 – Umberto Eco

Happy Birthday Umberto Eco! January 5 Umberto Eco (born January 5, 1932) – Italian novelist, essayist – The Name of the Rose (1980) Read Umberto Eco’s obituary in the New York Times and the Guardian Read about Eco’s literary legacy … Continue reading

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January 3 – Savitribai Phule

Happy Birthday Savitribai Phule! January 3 Savitribai Phule (b. 1831) – Indian poet, teacher, educator of women Read about Savitribai Phule here and here and here Savitribai Phule was born on 3 January 1831 in a poor farming family in Naigaon, … Continue reading

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