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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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January 2017

January LitBirthdays January is National Hot Tea Month January 1  Happy New Year!  Edward Morgan Forster Isma’il Raji al-Faruqi René de Ceccatty January 2 André Aciman Saint Thérèse of Lisieux Isaac Asimov Lynda Barry January 3 Rodrigo de la Cadena … Continue reading

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January 2 – Lynda Barry

Happy Birthday Lynda Barry!   January 2 Lynda Barry (b. 1956) – U.S. cartoonist, writer Watch this excellent 1 minute biography of Lynda Barry: Read an interview with Lynda Barry Lynda Barry: When I work on a book, I usually start with … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year! Good Morning! (Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds (dubbed by Betty Noyes) sing and dance Good Morning! in the 1952 film Singin’ in the Rain) A Sunny Day! (The Three Tenors – Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, José … Continue reading

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