Category Archives: famous birthdays

September LitBirthdays

September September 1 Nelson George James Reaney Eleanor Hibbert (aka Victoria Holt Lily Tomlin September 2 Tim Key Tom Glazer William C. Rhoden Tetsuo Hara 原 哲夫 September 3 Eduardo Galeano Naomi Lewis Mahjoor (Ghulam Ahmad) Mort Walker Spike Feresten   September 4 … Continue reading

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Taslima Nasrin – August 25

Happy Birthday Taslima Nasrin! Taslima Nasrin (born August 25, 1962) Bangladeshi novelist – Shame (Lajja) Read about Taslima Nasrin here and here Nasrin was born to a Muslim family in Bangladesh and studied gynaecology. She started writing at a young … Continue reading

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August LitBirthdays

LitBirthdays in 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 … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays Hans Rosling

Happy Birthday Hans Rosling! Hans Rosling (born July 27, 1948) – Swedish physician and statistician Read about Hans Rosling here and here

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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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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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