Let’s celebrate February by honoring the famous authors who were born in that month.
Meg Cabot, born February 1, 1967, focuses on chick-lit, mystery, and romance genres, as well as young adult and children’s books. Some of her books include The Princess Diaries series, The Boy is Back, and Royal Wedding.
Kate Chopin, born February 8, 1850, is considered to be a forerunner of twentieth-century American feminist authors. She is best known for her novel The Awakening and a number of short stories.
Charles Dickens, born February 7, 1812, was a critically acclaimed, prolific, and very popular writer during England’s Victorian era. Some of his works include A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, and A Christmas Carol.
Gillian Flynn, born February 24, 1971, writes mysteries and thrillers. Before turning to fiction, she was a journalist for fifteen years. Her novels include Gone Girl, Sharp Objects, and Dark Places.
John Grisham, born February 8, 1955, is an internationally popular author who writes legal thrillers based upon his education and experience as a lawyer. Some of his bestselling books – The Firm, Pelican Brief, A Time to Kill, and The Client – and others, have been turned into feature films.
Langston Hughes, born February 1, 1902, was an African-American poet, author, and playwright who produced much of his work during the Harlem Renaissance. Some of his works in our collection are The Big Sea: An Autobiography, The Collected Works of Langston Hughes, and The Political Plays of Langston Hughes.