July 18

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela (born July 18, 1918) South African political leader, activist - Long Walk to Freedom (1994)

Read about Nelson Mandela at https://www.nelsonmandela.org/content/page/biography

Listen to a 1990 BBC interview of Nelson Mandela after his release from prison here

Watch a 2023 feature on Nelson Mandela's legacy

Alfian Sa'at

Alfian Sa'at (born July 18, 1977) Singapore playwright, poet

Read an interview with Alfian Sa'at here

Alfian Sa'at talks about his theatre company

Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert (born July 18, 1969) U.S. novelist, memoirist - Eat, Pray, Love (2006)

Visit Elizabeth Gilbert's website https://www.elizabethgilbert.com/bio/

Gilbert talks about anxiety and creativity

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Yevgeny Yevtushenko (born July 18, 1933) Russian poet

Read more about Yevtushenko here

Read a 2017 obituary for Yevtushenko here

Watch a 1999 talk by Yevtushenko about corruption in politics