January 27 Writer Birthdays

1741 – Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi (born Hester Lynch Salusbury), Welsh diarist, author, salon holder, and patron of the arts; her diaries and correspondence are an important source of information about Samuel Johnson and 18th-century English life.

1858 – Cornelia Hubertina “Neel” Doff, Dutch-Belgian author who wrote mostly in French and who is a key figure in proletarian literature.

1832 – Lewis Carroll, pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, English writer, poet, children’s author, logician, and deacon who is most well known for his classic book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

1931 – Mordecai Richler, Canadian novelist, screenwriter, and essayist.

1939 – Julius Lester, American author primarily of books for children and young adults; he was also a professor, civil rights activist, photographer, and folk musician.

1949 – Judith Forrai, Hungarian writer, editor, science and medical historian, professor, and dentist.

1949 – Ethan Mordden, American novelist, essayist, literary critic, and nonfiction author, many of whose works center around musical theater and on contemporary gay culture in New York City.

1952 – Tam Elizabeth O’Shaughnessy, American children’s science writer and former professional tennis player who co-founded, with astronaut Sally Ride, the science education company Sally Ride Science.

1955 – Alexander Stuart, British-born, Los Angeles-based novelist and screenwriter.

1958 – James Grippando, American novelist and lawyer, known for his crime and legal fiction; winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.

1969 – Éliette Abécassis, French novelist, historian, and philosopher.

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