June LitBirthdays 2020

June

June 1

Casper de Vries

Marie Knight

Naguib Surur

Mircea Cărtărescu

June 2

Xiao Hong

Dorothy West

June 3

Pedro Mir

(Irwin) Allen Ginsberg

June 4

Jacques Roumain

Margrit Schriber

June 5

Elena Piscopia

Pu Songling

Federico Garcia Lorca

Michael Scott Moore

June 6

Isaiah Berlin

Alexander (or Aleksandr) (Sergeyevich) Pushkin

June 7

Louise Erdrich
(Karen Louise Erdrich)

Gwendolyn Brooks

Nikki Giovanni

Orhan Pamuk

June 8

Karin Alvtegen

Tim Berners-Lee

Sara Paretsky

Marguerite Yourcenar

Alicia Boole Stott

June 9

André Juillard

George Axelrod

Cole Porter

June 10

Maurice Sendak

Benjamin Millepied

Samartha Vashishtha

Saul Bellow

Terence Rattigan

June 11

Siavash Ghomayshi

Yasunari Kawabata

June 12

Tess Gerritsen

Anne Frank

June 13

Anis Mojgani

Dorothy Leigh Sayers

William Butler Yeats

June 14

Ernesto Che Guevara

John Thomson

Margaret Bourke-White

Mona Simpson

June 15

Ibn-e-Insha (ابن انشاء)

Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson)


June 16

Lamont Dozier

Joyce Carol Oates

June 17

Jeph Jacques

June 18

Lidia Jorge

Sammy Cahn

Paul McCartney

June 19

Aung San Suu Kyi

Pauline Kael

Salman Rushdie

June 20

Enn Vetemaa

Amos Tutuola

Anna Laetitia Barbauld

June 21

John Agard

Benazir Bhutto

Jean-Paul Sartre

Mary McCarthy

June 22

Moana Maniapoto

Abbas Kiarostami
Persian: عباس کیارستمی

Kaarina Helakisa

Sándor Weöres

Dan Brown

June 23

Steven Dietz

Anna Akhmatova

Alfred Kinsey

Patrick Monahan

June 24

Julia Kristeva

Anita Desai

Saint John of the Cross

June 25

Ricky Gervais

George Orwell

Anthony Bourdain

Yann Martel

June 26

Ya’akov Cohen (also spelled Cahan)
(Hebrew: יעקב כהן)

Yves Beauchemin

Noriaki Kubo (The Kubo)

Pearl S. Buck

June 27

Paul L. Dunbar

Bob Keeshan

Helen Keller

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

June 28

Mariko Nanba
(南波真理子)

Aimee Bender

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Sophie Hannah

June 29

Frédéric Dard

Stokely Carmichael
(Kwame Toure)

June 30

José Emilio Pacheco

David Frum

James Goldman

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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

May 4

Rüdiger Nehberg

Khwaja Abdullah Ansari

Boris J. Kochanowsky

 

May 5

Thomas Boberg

Elizabeth Cochrane
(Nellie Bly)

Soren Kierkegaard

Tammy Wynette

 

May 6

George Clooney

Vladimiro Ariel Dorfman

Sujata Bhatt

Sigmund Freud

 

May 7

William Dempsey Valgardson

Volker Braun

Rabindranath Tagore

Robert Browning

May 8

Beth Henley

Gary Snyder

Sirkka Hämäläinen

 

May 9

Nada El-Hage

Lucian Blaga

May 10

Nayantara Sahgal

Olga Bancic

May 11

Andre Gregory

John Michael Hayes

Irving Berlin

May 12

Claribel Alegria

Wu Wenjun

Andrey Andreyevich Voznesensky

 

May 13

Daphne du Maurier

Clive Barnes

Stephen Colbert

May 14

Eoin Colfer

Sofia Carmina Coppola

Che Guevara

Luis Llorens Torres

May 15

L. Frank Baum

Katherine Anne Porter

Jakucho Setouchi


May 16

Olga Berggolts

Studs Terkel

May 17

Jien
(Jichin-daikasho)

Dennis Potter

May 18

Tina Fey

Omar Khayyam

May 19

Malcolm X
(Malcolm Little)

Elena Poniatowska

Lorraine Hansberry

May 20

Sirivennela (Chembolu SeethaRama Sastry)

Honoré de Balzac

May 21

(Liv) Marit Bergman

Manly Wade Wellman

May 22

Hergé
(Georges Remi)

Betty Williams

Bernie Taupin

Arthur Conan Doyle

 

May 23

Carl Linnaeus

Sebastian Cordero

Walter Reisch

Pär Lagerkvist

May 24

Mikhail (Aleksandrovich) Sholokhov

Patti LaBelle

Joseph Brodsky

Bob Dylan

 

May 25

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Robert Ludlum

Naim Frashëri

May 26

Peggy Lee
(Norma Egstrom)

Frankie Manning

Nobuhiro Watsuki

May 27

Andrei Georgiyevich Bitov

John Cheever

Rachel Carson

Dashiell Hammett

 

May 28

Muriel Barbery

Patrick White

Ian Fleming

May 29

Leah Goldberg
(לאה גולדברג; )

G.K. Chesterton

Abdul Rahman Munif
( عبد الرحمن منيف‎)

May 30

Vizma Belševica

Agnes Varda

May 31

Svetlana Alexievich

Judith Wright

Walt Whitman

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April LitBirthdays

Author Birthdays in the Month of 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

Stewart Lee

April 6

Leonora Carrington

Lowell Thomas

April 7

Daniel Ellsberg

Gabriela Mistral (Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga)

April 8

Robert Toru Kiyosaki

Trina Schart Hyman

April 9

Paule Marshall (Paule Burke)

April 10

Peter Morgan

George William Russell

John M. (Mike) Ford

April 11

Clive Exton

Attila József

April 12

Tama Janowitz

Gary Soto

Tom Clancy

April 13

Drago Jančar

Eudora Welty

Seamus Heaney


April 14

Loretta Lynn

Daniel Clowes

Erich von Däniken

April 15

Benjamin Zephaniah


Leonardo da Vinci


Henry James


(David) Wiley Miller


April 16

Diane Middlebrook

Anatole France (Jacques Anatole Thibault)


April 17

Giusy Ferreri

Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)


April 18

Rithy Panh

Costas [or Kostas] Ferris

George Henry Lewes


April 19

Sandro Petraglia

Maria Ember

Etheridge Knight

April 20

Asia Alfasi

Erna Brodber

John Paul Stevens

April 21

Elaine May

Queen Elizabeth II

Kole Omotosho

April 22

Damien Broderick

Kseniya Simonova

Immanuel Kant

Ana Maria Shua

April 23

Michael Moore

Fadil Hadzic

William Shakespeare


April 24

Eric Bogosian

Carl (Friedrich Georg) Spitteler (pseudonym Carl Felix Tandem)


Karan Mahajan


April 25

Grace Rasp Nuri

Albert Uderzo

April 26

Ğabdulla Tuqay

Marcus Aurelius

Carol Burnett

I.M. Pei



April 27

Edwin Morgan

Cecil Day Lewis (pseudonym Nicholas Blake)

Russell T Davies


April 28

Carolyn Forché

(Nelle) Harper Lee

Jay Leno

April 29

Egon Erwin Kisch

Jerry Seinfeld

April 30

Jaroslav Hašek

Willie Nelson

Aatish Kapadia

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December LitBirthdays

December (12)

December 1

Candace Bushnell

Rex Stout

Woody Allen

Richard Pryor

December 2

Yaël Dayan (Hebrew: יעל דיין‎ )

Jüri Reinvere

Botho Strauss

Elizabeth Berg

Ann Patchett

December 3

Boris A. Novak

Jean-Luc Godard

Joseph Conrad (Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski)

Daniel Bedingfield

Alaíde Foppa de Solórzano

December 4

Wen Shaoxian
(溫紹賢)

Frances Power Cobbe

Rainer Maria Rilke

Jay-Z (Shawn Corey Carter)

December 5

Rose Wilder Lane

Walt Disney

Miloš Đukelić

Joan Didion

December 6

Martin Hirsch

Eve Curie Labouisse

James Elphinston

Ira Gershwin

Tomson Highway

December 7

Noam Chomsky

Willa Cather

Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi [عبدالرحمن صوفی]

Dom Joseph Pothier

December 8

Horace

Delmore Schwartz

Nicki Minaj

December 9

Imogen Heap

Joel Chandler Harris

Grace Hopper

Edoardo Sanguineti

Avraham B. Yehoshua

December 10

Marina Orlova
( Марина Владимировна Орлова )

Emily Dickinson

Maria Benitez (Maria Bibiana Benitez Constanza)

December 11

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (Алекса́ндр Иса́евич Солжени́цын )

Subramanya Bharathi

Harriet Stratemeyer Adams

Teri Garr

December 12

Christian Metz

Robert Lepage

Gustave Flaubert

December 13

James Wright

Amy Lee

Heinrich Heine

December 14

Tove Ditlevsen

Nostradamus (Michel de Nostredame)

Lucrecia Martel

 

December 15

Donald Goines (pseudonym Al C Clark)

Betty Smith (Elisabeth Wehner)

Ludwik Łazarz Zamenhof


December 16

Benny Andersson

Noel Coward

Barbara Smith

Ed Ruscha

December 17

Es’kia Mphahlele

John Greenleaf Whittier

William Safire

 

 

December 18

Hal Kanter

Alfred Bester

Khas-Magomed Hadjimuradov

December 19

Péter Tímár

Gisèle Freund

Su Tung-p’o
[Su Shi]

December 20

Kate Atkinson

Nalo Hopkinson

Väinö Linna

December 21

Edward Hoagland

Heinrich Boll

Ivan Blatný

December 22

Eduard Uspensky

Giacomo Puccini

Kenneth Rexroth

December 23

Alison Sudol

Katie Underwood

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

 

December 24

Mary Higgins Clark

Herbert Reinecker

Isador Feinstein Stone

 

December 25

Sheila Heti

Dido (Florian Armstrong)

Rod Serling

December 26

David Sedaris

Narendra Prasad

Alejo Carpentier

 

December 27

Greg Mortenson

Mirza Ghalib

Kevin Patterson

December 28

Liu Xiaobo

Shen Congwen (Shen Ts’ung-wen) 沈從文

Mortimer J. Adler

December 29

Gilbert Adair

William Gaddis

Dallas Austin

December 30

Julia Briggs

Alfredo Bracchi

Joseph Rudyard Kipling

December 31

Machi Tawara

Siné

Odetta Holmes Gordon

Ronnie del Carmen

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