Category Archives: famous birthdays

LitBirthdays August 20

Happy Birthday Etgar Keret! Etgar Keret (born August 20, 1967) Israeli short story writer, memoirist, humorist Read the Wikipedia article here. Listen to Etgar Keret at the 2015 Edinburgh Book Festival (with Alain Mabanckou) (Etgar Keret is introduced and speaks at minute 15:00. He … Continue reading

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August 15 Alejandro Iñárritu

Happy Birthday Alejandro Iñárritu! Alejandro González Iñárritu (born August 15, 1963) – Mexican film director, screenwriter – Amores perros, Birdman, The Revenant Read the Wikipedia article about Alejandro González Iñárritu here Iñárritu on Internet Movie Database Here is an interview … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays August 2nd

Happy Birthday Lawrence Wright! Lawrence Wright (born 1947 – U.S. nonfiction author, screenwriter – The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. Read the Wikipedia article about Lawrence Wright Visit Lawrence Wright’s website Listen to a 2016 Old Globe Theatre … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays August 2016

August is Women Writers in Translation Month! Read more about it here and here 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 … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays July 6

Happy Birthday Heinrich Harrer! Heinrich Harrer (born July 6, 1912) – Austrian mountaineer – Seven Years in Tibet (1952) Read about Heinrich Harrer here and here and here Read excerpts from Seven Years in Tibet  

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July 2016

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 2016 LitBirthdays

Month = June (6) 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 … Continue reading

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