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Lauren Burke

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Connection to Illinois: Burk is from Chicago.

Biography: Lauren Burke is a writer and podcaster from Chicago, Illinois. Her work focuses on womens history, writing, and travel. Burkes Podcast with her co-author Chapman is: Bonnets at Dawn. The link is listed above.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; History; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers


Selected Titles

P.I. Jane: The Salad Days
ISBN: 163529875X OCLC:

Caliber Comics 2019

Why She Wrote: A Graphic History of the Lives, Inspiration, and Influence Behind the Pens of Classic Women Writers
ISBN: 179720209X OCLC: 1187223952

Chronicle 2021

Dive into the fascinating, unexpected, and inspiring stories behind 18 of the English language's greatest women writers in this graphic anthology. Why She Wrote brings together both famous and obscure writers from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries and highlights their history, hardships, and influence-on the written word and each other-through accessible and engaging comics. Framed by short biographies, bibliographies, and fun facts--