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by Jennifer Muirhead (subscribe)
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~ Eartha Kitt
Published February 1st 2022
Literary birthdays in February
If you were born in February you might share a birthday with one of these authors.


1. Annabel Crabbe (1 February 1973)

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Annabel Crabbe.


Annabel Crabbe is an Australian journalist, television presenter and host of the podcast Chat 10 Looks 3. She is also the author of several non-fiction books, including The Wife Drought, a book about women's work-life balance, and Well, Hello, co-written with her fellow podcast host, Leigh Sales.

2. William Seward Burroughs II ( February 5, 1914)


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Burroughs in 1983. Photo by Chuck Patch.

William S. Burroughs was an American writer and artist and an influential member of the Beat Generation. He published 18 novels and novellas, including Junkie (1953) and The Naked Lunch (1959).

3. Charles Dickens (February 7, 1812)

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Charles Dickens.


English author Charles Dickens remains hugely influential to this day. One of his many novels, Oliver Twist, has been adapted into many television series and films as well as the stage musical, Oliver!

4. Laura Ingalls Wilder (February 7, 1867)

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Laura Ingalls Wilder


Dickens shares his birthday with Laura Ingalls Wilder, the American author of the Little House on the Prairie series. She also happened to live near the inn made infamous by the family known as the 'Bloody Benders'.

5. Alice Walker (February 9, 1944)

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Alice Walker. Photo by Virginia DeBolt.


Alice Walker is an American writer, best known for her novel The Colour Purple, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

6. Eugen Bertold Friedrich Brecht (February 10, 1898)


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Bertolt Brecht.


Bertold Brecht was a German playwright and poet. His works included The Threepenny Opera (1928) and Turandot (1953).

7. Judy Blume (February 12, 1938)


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Judy Blume in 2009.


The American writer Judy Blume wrote more than 25 children's and young adult novels. Of these, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (1970) is possibly the best known. It deals with the topics of puberty and menstruation and has been challenged many times since the '80s.

8. Toni Morrison (February 18, 1931)


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Toni Morrison. Photo by John Mathew Smith.


Toni Morrison was an American novelist. Her novel, Beloved (1987), won the Pulitzer Prize, and in 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.

9. Edward Gorey (February 22, 1925)

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Edward Gorey. Photo by Gotfryd, Bernard.


February 22nd is the birthday of Edward Gorey, the American writer, costume designer and illustrator. He is best known for his books with creepy, Victorian-style illustrations, such as The Gashlycrumb Tinies (1963)

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10. Joanna Russ (February 22, 1937)


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Joanna Russ.


Joanna Russ was an American science fiction writer and radical feminist. Some of her best-known works include a non-fiction work called How To Suppress Women's Writing (1983), and the science fiction novel The Female Man (1975).
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Lovely idea for an article Jennifer. I'm not familiar with all the authors. I will make it my mission to read at least one during February.
by May Cross (score: 3|8202) 245 days ago
What a diverse list of some of our best writers ever
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|5416) 245 days ago
Such a great idea for an article! Never thought about how many fantastic authors were born in February. You really do learn something new everyday!
Looking forward to more of your articles Jennifer :)
by Chloe Doyle (score: 3|1458) 243 days ago
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