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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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August LitBirthdays

August 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 Uris August 4 Robert Hayden Helen Thomas Barack Obama August 5 … Continue reading

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July 11 – Amitav Ghosh

Happy Birthday Amitav Ghosh! Amitav Ghosh – born July 11, 1956 – Indian novelist – The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (2016) Read the Wikipedia article about Amitav Ghosh Watch an interview of Amitav Ghosh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DyV7b7tsPQ

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LitBirthdays July 9

Happy Birthday Anne Born! Anne Born (born 1924, U.K. poet and literary translator) Read about Anne Born here and here Read Anne Born’s obituary here “Anne began writing for publication in the 1960s. Already a private poet, she also began … Continue reading

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July LitBirthdays

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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LitBirthdays in June

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 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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