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September 15 – Agatha Christie

Happy Birthday Agatha Christie! Agatha Christie (born September 15, 1890) U.K. author of detective fiction – The Hollow (1946) Read about Agatha Christie here and here Watch a documentary about Agatha Christie’s mysterious disappearance in December 1926 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUmbf2fMF5M Watch a … Continue reading

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September 6 – Robert Pirsig

Happy Birthday Robert Pirsig! Robert Maynard Pirsig – born September 6, 1928 – philosopher, novelist (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, 1974) Read the Wikipedia article about Robert Pirsig Read a 2006 Guardian article about Robert Pirsig: Twenty-six years, and several … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays August 12, 2015

Happy Birthday Sue Monk Kidd! Sue Monk Kidd (born August 12, 1948) is a U.S. novelist and inspirational writer (The Secret Life of Bees, 2006) (The Invention of Wings, 2014) Read the Wikipedia article about Sue Monk Kidd here Visit … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays August 2015

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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LitBirthdays July 2015

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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May 2015 Author Birthdays

DempseyBooks are on Amazon.com 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 … Continue reading

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LitBirthdays April 2015

April April 1 John Wilmot Susan Boyle Milan Kundera Edmond Rostand   April 2 Joanna Chmielewska Émile François Zola April 3 Herb Caen Washington Irving Unni Lindell   April 4 Andrei Tarkovsky Maya Angelou   April 5 Amalia Guglielminetti Booker T. Washington      … Continue reading

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