Category Archives: famous birthdays

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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LitBirthdays Rudolph Fisher

Happy Birthday Rudolph Fisher! Rudolph Fisher (born May 9, 1897) (One source says birthdate was May 6, 1897) – African-American writer, musical arranger, physician Read about Rudolph Fisher here and here The Brown University Library collection of Rudolph Fisher papers: … Continue reading

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May LitBirthdays

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 – Karan Mahajan

Happy Birthday Karan Mahajan! Karan Mahajan (born April 24, 1984) Indian-American novelist – The Association of Small Bombs (2016) Read about Karan Mahajan here and here Karan Mahajan talks about how he came to write The Association of Small Bombs … Continue reading

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