October 19

John le Carré

John le Carré (David John Moore Cornwell) (born October 19, 1931) U.K. novelist – A Small Town in Germany (1968)

A list of John le Carré books here

Listen to an interview with John Le Carré here

Watch an interview with Le Carré

Agnès Jaoui

Agnès Jaoui (born October 19, 1964) French director/screenwriter/actor – Parlez-moi de la pluie (2008)

Read the Cannes film festival description of Agnès Jaoui

A French language video about Agnès Jaoui

Miguel Ángel Asturias

Miguel Ángel Asturias (born October 19, 1899) Guatemalan novelist, poet, 1967 literature Nobel Prize winner – El Señor Presidente / Mr. President (English translation 2022)

Read more about Asturias here

The Authors Calendar biography of Asturias here or here

Watch a discussion of Miguel Angel Asturias’s novel, Mr. President,