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)
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)
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'.
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)
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.
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)
10. Joanna Russ (February 22, 1937)
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).