List of women writers


List of women writers

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A

* Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
* Louise Abeita
* Abiola Abrams
* Kathy Acker
* Juliette Adam
* Abigail Adams
* Stephanie Adams (born 1970), American author.
* Fleur Adcock (born 1935)
* Yda Addis
* Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
* Renata Adler
* Grace Aguilar
* Freda Ahenakew
* Ilse Aichinger
* Laurie Halse Anderson
* Ama Ata Aidoo
* Lucy Aikin
* Bella Akhmadulina
* Anna Akhmatova
* Anne-Marie Albiach
* Jordie Albiston
* Louisa May Alcott(November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist.
* Isabella Macdonald Alden
* Claribel Alegría (born 1924), Nicaraguan-born author and poet.
* Álfrún Gunnlaugsdóttir
* Isabel Allende
* Phyllis Shand Allfrey
* Margery Allingham
* Dorothy Allison
* Julia Álvarez
* Jessica Anderson
* Maya Angelou
* Jane Anger
* Gloria E. Anzaldúa
* Elvia Ardalani, Mexican writer, poet, and storyteller
* Hannah Arendt
* Karen Armstrong
* Kelley Armstrong (born 1968), Canadian author. Writer of the Women Of The Otherworld Series.
* Louise Armstrong
* Bettina von Arnim
* Elizabeth von Arnim
* Joanne Arnott
* Harriette Arnow
* Anastasia Ashman
* Pitseolak Ashoona
* Francis Leslie Ashton
* Margot Asquith
* Mary Astell
* Gertrude Atherton
* Eleanor Stackhouse Atkinson
* Kate Atkinson
* Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (born 1984), American novelist.
* Margaret Atwood (born 1939), Canadian novelist, poet, and critic. "The Handmaid's Tale"
* Penelope Aubin (c. 1679 – c. 1731), English novelist and translator.
* Jean M. Auel (born 1936), American novelist. "Earth's Children" series.
* Rose Ausländer
* Jane Austen
* Mary Austin
* Auvaiyar
* Margaret Avison
* Marilou Awiakta

B

* Natalie Babbitt(born Dayton, Ohio, July 28, 1932) is a US author and illustrator of children's books.
* Ingeborg Bachmann (June 25, 1926 Klagenfurt, Austria - October 17, 1973 Rome, Italy) was an Austrian poet and author.
* Delia Bacon (February 2, 1811 - September 2, 1859)
* Enid Bagnold (27 October 1889 – 31 March 1981)
* Joanna Baillie (1762–1851), Scottish poet and dramatist.
* Dorothy Baker(April 21, 1907– June 17, 1968) was an American novelist.
* Faith Baldwin(b. October 1, 1893- March 18, 1978, Norwalk, Connecticut) was a very successful U.S. author of romance and fiction.
* Toni Cade Bambara
* Mary Ellen Bamford
* Ban Zhao
* Helen Elliott Bandini
* Leslie Esdaile Banks
* Helen Bannerman
* Anna Laetitia Barbauld
* Nicola Barker
* Mary Barnard
* Djuna Barnes (June 12, 1892 – June 18, 1982)
* Margaret Ayer Barnes
* Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
* Lynne Barrett
* Allie Bates
* Vicki Baum
* Simone de Beauvoir (January 9, 1908 – April 14, 1986) was a French author and philosopher.
* Béatrix Beck
* Gioconda Belli (born 1948), Nicaraguan revolutionary, writer and is designated among the 100 most important poets during the 20th century.
* Patricia Beer (1919–1999)
* Mrs. Beeton
* Aphra Behn (1640–1689), British playwright, poet, and novelist. "The Rover"
* Victoria Benedictsson
* Juliana Berners
* Bertice Berry
* Betty Berzon
* Annie Besant
* Elizabeth Bibesco
* Marthe Bibesco
* Isabella Bird (October 15, 1831 – October 7, 1904) was a nineteenth-century English traveler and writer.
* Anne Bishop
* Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979), was an American poet and writer.
* Malorie Blackman
* Neltje Blanchan
* Countess of Blessington
* Francesca Lia Block (born 1962), "Weetzie Bat" series.
* Amelia Bloomer
* Judy Blume (born Judy Sussman on February 12, 1938)
* Louise Bogan
* Eavan Boland (born 1944)
* Sarah Knowles Bolton
* María Luisa Bombal
* Erma Bombeck
* Tanella Boni
* Geraldine Bonner
* Marita Bonner
* Gertrude Bonnin (Zitkala-Sa)
* Mary Everest Boole
* Frances Boothby (fl. c. 1669–1670), British playwright.
* Alice Borchardt
* Phyllis Bottome
* Elizabeth Bowen
* Jane Bowles
* Mary Bowes (1749–1800), English playwright and botanist.
* Kay Boyle
* Leigh Brackett
* Mary Elizabeth Braddon
* Marion Zimmer Bradley
* Anne Bradstreet
* Shannon Bramer (born 1973), Poet.
* Hannah Brand (1754–1821), English actress and playwright.
* Ann Brashares, author of The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series
* Lily Braun
* Angela Brazil
* Fredrika Bremer
* Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright
* Vera Brittain
* Anne Brontë
* Charlotte Brontë
* Emily Brontë
* Frances Brooke (1723–1789), English novelist, essayist, playwright, and translator.
* Anita Brookner
* Geraldine Brooks (born 1955), Pulitzer Prize winning author of "March".
* Gwendolyn Brooks
* Rhoda Broughton
* Rebecca Brown (born 1956)
* Elizabeth Barrett Browning
* Pearl S. Buck
* Buffalo Bird Woman
* Frances Hodgson Burnett
* Frances Burney (1752–1840), English novelist, diarist, letter-writer, and playwright. "Evelina"
* Frances Burney (1776–1828), English governess and author of closet drama.
* Olivia Ward Bush
* Sharon Butala
* Octavia Butler
* Susan Bulkeley Butler
* Mary Butts
* A. S. Byatt

C

* Caroline Caddy
* Florence Caddy
* Mona Caird
* Hortense Calisher
* Maria Callcott
* Bebe Moore Campbell
* Marion May Campbell
* Dorothy Canfield
* Minna Canth
* Lan Cao
* Jacqueline Carey
* Leonora Carrington
* Angela Carter
* Elizabeth Cary (1585–1639), English playwright. "The Tragedy of Mariam"
* Rosario Castellanos
* Ana Castillo
* Rosalía de Castro
* Willa Cather
* Jane Cavendish (1620/21–1669), English poet and playwright.
* Margaret Cavendish (1623–1673), English poet, philosopher, essayist, playwright, and writer of fiction. "The Blazing World"
* Susannah Centlivre (1667–1723), English playwright and poet. "The Busybody"
* Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, author
* Diana Chang, author
* Charlotte Charke (1713–1760), English actress, playwright, novelist, and autobiographer.
* Daína Chaviano
* Ying Chen
* C. J. Cherryh (born 1942), American sci-fi and fantasy author.
* Lydia Maria Child
* Mei Chin
* Paulina Chiziane
* Pema Chodron
* Kate Chopin
* Agatha Christie
* Lady Mary Chudleigh
* Ismat Chughtai
* Caryl Churchill (born 1938)
* Sandra Cisneros
* Mary Higgins Clark
* Pearl Cleage
* Beverly Cleary
* Kate McPhelim Cleary (1863-1905), Feminist author.
* Michelle Cliff
* Lucille Clifton
* Catherine Clive (1711–1785), English actress and dramatist.
* Wendy Coakley-Thompson
* Wanda Coleman
* Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
* Colette
* Mary Colum
* Anne Compton (born 1947), Canadian poet, critic, and anthologist.
* Marvel Cooke
* Elizabeth Cook-Lynn
* Cornificia, 1st century BC poet
* Patricia Cornwell
* Anita Cornwell
* Jayne Cortez
* Arlette Cousture
* Margaret Craven
* Hélisenne de Crenne
* M. T. C. Cronin
* Elsa Cross (born 1946), Mexican poet and essayist.
* Catherine Crowe (1800–1876), English dramatist, novelist, and author of children's books.
* Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651–1695), Mexican poet and playwright.
* Maria Susanna Cummins
* Isabella Valancy Crawford
* Dymphna Cusack
* Mary Crow Dog

D

* H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
*Jordan Dane
* Edwidge Danticat
* Cecilia Dart-Thornton
* Amma Darko
* Marie Darrieussecq
* Helen Darville
* Kamala Das
* Madame d'Aulnoy
* Marcia Davenport
* Henriette Davidis
* Angela Davis
* Dorothy Salisbury Davis
* Rebecca Harding Davis
* Mary Davys (1674–1732), Irish novelist and playwright.
* Laura Day
* Lucy Day(born London 1956),English writer.
* Shobha De
* Aurora de Albornoz
* Pamela Dean (born 1953), American novelist.
* Kathryn Deans
* Françoise d'Eaubonne
* E. M. Delafield
* Lucy Delaney
* Ella Cara Deloria
* Enid Derham
* Anita Desai
* Kiran Desai
* Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
* Antoinette du Ligier de la Garde Deshoulières
* Mahasweta Devi
* Ashapoorna Devi
* Caroline Dexter
* Emily Dickinson
* Joan Didion(born December 5, 1934) is an American writer.
* Annie Dillard (born 1945)
* Isak Dinesen(April 17, 1885 – September 7, 1962),
* Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
* Lady Florence Dixie
* Assia Djebar
* Rosemary Dobson
* Mary Mapes Dodge
* Berlie Doherty
* Hilde Domin
* Emma Donoghue (born 1969), Irish novelist.
* O. Douglas, pen name of Anna Buchan (1877–1948)
* Maro Douka (born 1947)
* Sara Douglass
* Rita Dove (born 1952)
* Unity Dow
* Margaret Drabble
* Judith Drake
* Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
* Marilyn Dumont (born 1955), First Nations Canadian poet.
* Sarah Dunant
* Alice Dunbar-Nelson
* Lois Duncan (born 1934)
* Elaine Dundy
* Dương Thu Hương
* Mary Durack
* Claire de Duras
* Marguerite Duras
* Guerguina Dvoretzka

E

* Edith Maude Eaton, a.k.a. Sui Sin Far
* Winnifred Eaton, a.k.a. Watanna Onoto
* Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
* Leigh Eddings
* Maria Edgeworth
* Barbara Ehrenreich (born August 26, 1941, in Butte, Montana) is an American feminist, socialist and political activist.
* George Eliot
* Elizabeth Elstob
* Diamela Eltit
* Buchi Emecheta (born 1944), Nigerian novelist.
* Carol Emshwiller (born 1921), American novelist and short story writer.
* Enchi Fumiko
* Marian Engel
* Nora Ephron (born May 19, 1941) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, and blogger.
* Louise Erdrich (born June 7, 1954) is a Native American author of novels, poetry, and children's books.
* Anastasia Eristavi-Khoshtaria
* Laura Esquivel
* Clarissa Pinkola Estés
* Eleanor Estes
* Janet Evanovich (born 1943), American novelist.
* Augusta Jane Evans
* Mari Evans
* Matilda Jane Evans

F

* Diane Fahey
* Ursula Fanthorpe (born 1929), British poet.
* Nancy Farmer (born 1941), Young adult and children's novelist.
* Jesse Redmon Fauset
* Else Feldmann
* Edna Ferber
* Charlene "Charlie" Fern
* Fanny Fern
* Roberta Fernández
* Renée Ferrer de Arréllaga
* Rachel Field
* Helen Fielding (born 1958), English novelist.
* Sarah Fielding (1710–1768), English novelist. "The Adventures of David Simple"
* Sia Figiel
* Adelaide Filleul
* Anne Finch (1661–1720), English poet.
* M.F.K. Fisher (July 3, 1908 – June 22, 1992)
* Penelope Fitzgerald
* Louise Fitzhugh
* Fannie Flagg
* Mary Hallock Foote
* Jolán Földes, Hungarian novelist.
* Esther Forbes
* Margaret Forster
* Hannah Webster Foster
* Karen Joy Fowler (born 1950), American novelist and short story writer.
* Janet Frame (August 28, 1924 - January 29, 2004), was a New Zealand author of fiction and autobiography.
* Anne Frank
* Miles Franklin
* Antonia Fraser
* Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman
* Gayleen Froese
* Margaret Fuller
* Cornelia Funke
* Mary Eliza Fullerton

G

* Ekaterine Gabashvili
* Mary Gaitskill
* Zona Gale
* Mavis Gallant
* Tess Gallagher (born 1943) is a poet, essayist, novelist, and playwright.
* Helen Garner
* Elizabeth Gaskell (born 1810), English novelist.
* Whitney Gaskell (born 1972), American novelist.
* Nathalie Gassel (born 1964), Feminist writer.
* Pauline Gedge
* Elizabeth George
* Margaret George
* Kaye Gibbons
* Stella Gibbons
* Ellen Gilchrist (born February 20, 1935) is an American novelist, short story writer, and poet.
* ElizaBeth Gilligan
* Charlotte Perkins Gilman (July 3, 1860 – August 17, 1935) was a prominent American novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and non fiction.
* Nikki Giovanni(born June 7, 1943) is a Grammy-nominated American poet.
* Diane Glancy
* Ellen Glasgow
* Susan Glaspell
* Louise Glück (born 1943)
* Emma Goldman
* Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda
* Nadine Gordimer (born 20 November 1923) is a South African writer, political activist and Nobel Prize in literature laureate.
* Catherine Gore (1799–1861), British novelist and dramatist.
* Hiromi Goto
* Olympe de Gouges (born 1966), French journalist during the Revolution.
* Posie Graeme-Evans
* Agnieszka Graff
* Sue Grafton
* Jorie Graham (born 1951)
* Anna Katharine Green
* Gael Greene
* Lady Gregory
* Elizabeth Griffith (c. 1727 – 1793), Irish dramatist, fiction writer, essayist, and actress
* Martha Grimes
* Charlotte Forten Grimké
* Angelina Weld Grimke
* Claudine Guérin de Tencin
* Guðrún Helgadóttir
* Judith Guest
* Eileen Gunn (born 1945), American short story writer and editor.
* Elizabeth Gunn

H

* Jessica Hagedorn (born 1949), Filipino American poet, playwright and novelist.
* Radclyffe Hall (1880–1943), English novelist.
* Gisèle Halimi (born 1927), French-Tunisian feminist essayist.
* Anne, Lady Halkett (1623–1699), English memoirist and religious essayist.
* Virginia Hamilton (1936–2002), American children's novelist. "M. C. Higgins, the Great"
* Lorraine Hansberry (1930–1965), American playwright. "A Raisin in the Sun"
* Thea von Harbou (1888–1954), Prussian-German novelist and screenwriter.
* Joy Harjo (born 1951), American poet.
* Frances Harper (1825–1911), American poet and novelist. "Iola Leroy"
* Gwen Harwood (1920–1995), Australian poet and librettist.
* Marlen Haushofer (1920–1970), Austrian novelist and children's author.
* Eliza Haywood (1693–1756), English novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and translator. "The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless"
* Bessie Head (1937–1986), Botswanan novelist, journalist and short story writer.
* Anne Hébert (1916–2000), Canadian poet and novelist. "Kamouraska"
*Allison Hedge Coke (born 1958), American Poet and writer.
* Ursula Hegi (born 1946), German American novelist.
* Lillian Hellman (1905–1984), American playwright.
* Felicia Hemans (1793–1835), English-Welsh poet.
* Beth Henley (born 1952), American playwright and screenwriter.
* Mary Sidney Herbert (1561–1621), English poet, translator, and patron.
* Karen Hesse (born 1952), American children's novelist. "Out of the Dust"
* Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995), American crime novelist and short story writer. "Strangers on a Train"
* Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179), German mystic, playwright and poet. "Scivias"
* S. E. Hinton (born 1948), American children's novelist. "The Outsiders"
* Laura Z. Hobson (1900–1986), American novelist.
* Nina Kiriki Hoffman (born 1955), American novelist and short story writer.
* Linda Hogan (born 1947), American poet, novelist and short story writer.
* Winifred Holtby (1898–1935), English novelist and journalist.
* Bell Hooks (born 1952), American feminist academic.
* Pauline Hopkins (1859–1930), American novelist, journalist and playwright.
* Marya Hornbacher (born 1974), American author and freelance journalist.
* Janette Turner Hospital (born 1942), Australian novelist and short story writer.
* Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, author of "Farewell to Manzanar"
* Ada Verdun Howell (1902–1981), Australian American poet.
* Fannie Hurst (1885–1968), American novelist.
* Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960), American novelist.
* Nancy Huston (born 1953), Canadian-French novelist and essayist.
* Lucy Hutchinson (1620–1681), English biographer.
* Elspeth Huxley (1907–1997), English-Kenyan memoirist and journalist.

I

* Nilima Ibrahim (1921–2002), Bangladeshi writer (details missing).
* Elizabeth Inchbald (1753–1821), English novelist, actress, and dramatist. "A Simple Story"
* Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867–1957), American novelist. "Little House on the Prairie"
* Ingibjörg Haraldsdóttir (born 1942), Icelandic poet.
* Sylvia Iparraguirre (born 1947), Argentine novelist.
* Molly Ivins (born 1944), American columnist.

J

* Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–1885), American novelist. "Ramona"
* Shelley Jackson (born 1963), Filipino American novelist, short story writer and essayist. "Patchwork Girl (hypertext)"
* Shirley Jackson (1916–1965), American novelist and short story writer. "The Lottery"
* Harriet Jacobs (1813–1897), American memoir writer. "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl"
* Rona Jaffe (1932–2005), American novelist. "The Best of Everything"
* Alice James (1848–1892), American diarist.
* P. D. James (born 1920), English mystery novelist. "Cover Her Face"
* Elizabeth Janeway (1913–2005), American novelist.
* Éva Janikovszky, Hungarian author of children's books.
* Tama Janowitz (born 1957), American novelist, short story writer and screenwriter. "Slaves of New York"
* Gish Jen, (born 1956 in Long Island, New York) is a contemporary American writer.
* Sarah Orne Jewett (1849–1909), American novelist and short story writer.
* Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (born 1927), German-English-Indian-American novelist and screenwriter. "Heat and Dust," "A Room with a View", "Howards End"
* Rita Joe (born 1932), Canadian poet.
* Georgia Douglas Johnson (1877–1966), American poet.
* Helene Johnson (1906–1995), American poet.
* Pauline Johnson (1861–1913), Canadian poet. "Flint and Feather"
* Mary Johnston (1870–1936), American novelist.
* Diana Wynne Jones (born 1934), British novelist, primarily of fantasy.
* Marcie Jones (born 1973), American journalist and parenting writer.
* Sandy Jones birthdate missing. American parenting writer.
* Erica Jong (born 1942), American novelist. "Fear of Flying"
* Ingrid Jonker (1933–1965), South African poet.
* June Jordan (1936–2002), American poet, essayist, journalist, novelist, librettist and autobiography writer.
* Heidi Julavits birthdate missing. American journalist and novelist.
* Julian of Norwich (1342–1416), English mystic.
* Miranda July (born 1974), American writer and performance artist.

K

* Helen Keller (1880–1968), American lecturer, essayist, and autobiography writer. "Light in my Darkness"
* Margery Kempe (c. 1373 – 1438), English autobiography writer.
* Ferzakerly Kernott, British children's novelist
* Irmgard Keun (1905–1982), German novelist.
* Sue Monk Kidd (born 1948), American writer. "The Secret Life of Bees"
* Anne Killigrew (1660–1685), English poet.
* Ronyoung Kim (March 28, 1926 – February 1987)
* Jamaica Kincaid (born 1949), Antiguan American novelist. "Annie John"
* Grace King (1852–1932), American short story writer and historian.
* Tabitha King (born 1949), American novelist.
* Barbara Kingsolver (born 1955), American novelist, poet, short story writer and essayist.
* Maxine Hong Kingston (born 1940), Chinese American novelist and academic.
* Carolyn Kizer (born 1925), American poet.
* Lina Kostenko (born 1930), Ukrainian poet.
* Elizabeth Kostova (born 1964), American novelist. "The Historian"
* Julia Kristeva (born 1941), Bulgarian-French critic, philosopher and novelist.
* Kristín Marja Baldursdóttir (born 1949), Icelandic novelist.
* Agota Kristof (born 1935), Hungarian-Swiss novelist.
* Maxine Kumin (born 1925), American poet and children's novelist.

L

* Mercedes Lackey (born 1950), American fantasy novelist.
* Madame de La Fayette (1634–1693), French novelist. "La Princesse de Clèves"
* Jhumpa Lahiri (born 1967), Bengali American short story writer and novelist. "The Namesake"
* Selma Lagerlof (1858–1940), Swedish novelist and children's novelist, and 1909 Nobel Prize in Literature-winner.
* Laila Lalami (born 1968), Moroccan American journalist, essayist and novelist. "Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits"
* Lalleshvari (1320–1392), Kashmiri poet.
* Alice Elinor Lambert (1886–1981), West coast romance novelist.
* Anne Lamott(born 10 April 1954, in San Francisco) a political activist, progressive and author of several novels and works of non-fiction.
* Margaret Landon (1903–1993), American novelist. "Anna and the King of Siam"
* Jane Lane historical novelist and biographer
* Eve Langley (1908–1974), Australian novelist.
* Aemilia Lanyer (1569–1645), English poet.
* Alda Lara (1930–1962), Angolan poet.
* Claudia Lars (1899–1974), Salvadoran (?) poet.
* Nella Larsen (1891–1964), American novelist and short story writer.
* Margaret Laurence (1926–1987), Canadian novelist and short story writer. "The Stone Angel"
* Mary Lavin (1912–1996), Irish novelist and short story writer.
* Emma Lazarus (1849–1887), Portuguese American poet. "The New Colossus"
* Jane Leade (1624–1704), English mystic.
* Louisa Leaman (born 1976), Education writer.
* Violette Leduc (1907–1972), French novelist.
* Ursula K. Le Guin (born 1929), American science fiction novelist, children's novelist, poet and essayist. "Earthsea, Ekumen"
* Harper Lee (born 1926), American novelist. "To Kill a Mockingbird"
* Harriet Lee (1757–1851), English novelist and playwright.
* Muna Lee (1895–1965), American poet and translator.
* Sophia Lee (1750–1824), English playwright and novelist.
* Tanith Lee (born 1947), British novelist, poet, and screenwriter.
* Joy Leftow birthdate missing. American poet.
* Madeleine L'Engle (born 1918), American novelist and children's novelist. "A Wrinkle in Time"
* Charlotte Lennox (1720–1804), English novelist, poet, and dramatist. "The Female Quixote"
* Donna Leon (born 1942), American-Italian mystery novelist.
* Ellen Lenneck (1851–1880), Pseudonym for Helene Weichardt. German author of novels and novellas.
* Doris Lessing (born 1919), English-Zimbabwean novelist. "Canopus in Argos"
* Meridel Le Sueur (1900–1996), American journalist and novelist.
* Denise Levertov (1923–1997), English American poet and essayist.
* Janet Lewis (1899–1998), American novelist.
* Li Qingzhao (1084–1151), Chinese poet.
* Suzanne Lilar (1901–1992), Belgian playwright, essayist and novelist.
* Astrid Lindgren (1907–2002), Swedish children's novelist. "Pippi Longstocking"
* Elizabeth Linington (1921–1988), American mystery novelist.
* Kelly Link (born 1969), American short story writer and editor.
* Clarice Lispector (1920–1977), Brazilian novelist. A Paixão segundo G.H.
* Dorothy Livesay (1909–1996), Canadian poet.
* Anita Loos (1888–1981), American screenwriter, playwright and novelist. "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (book)"
* Audre Lorde (1934–1992), American poet
* Emilie Loring (1864–1951), American romance novelist.
* Isabel Losada
* Amy Lowell (1874–1925), American poet.
* Lois Lowry (born 1937), American children's novelist. "Number the Stars", "The Giver"
* Mina Loy (1882–1966), English poet and artist.
* Dulce María Loynaz (1902–1997), Cuban poet and novelist.
* Clare Booth Luce (1903–1987), American editor, playwright and journalist.
* Jane Lumley (1537–1578), English translator.
* Alison Lurie (born 1926), American novelist and academic. "Foreign Affairs"

M

* Gwendolyn MacEwen (1941–1987), Canadian novelist and poet.
* Patricia MacLachlan birthdate missing. American children's novelist. "Sarah, Plain and Tall"
* Charlotte MacLeod (1922–2005), Canadian/American novelist and mystery writer.
* Rosie Malek-Yonan birthdate missing. Assyrian novelist, actor and filmmaker.
* Gitta Mallasz, Hungarian author of esoteric dialogues.
* Françoise Mallet-Joris (born 1930), Belgian-French novelist and essayist.
* Nathalie Mallet Canadian science fiction, fantasy writer.
* Delarivier Manley (c. 1670 – 1724), British novelist, playwright, and political pamphleteer.
* Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923), New Zealand-English short story writer.
* Lee Maracle (born 1950), Canadian poet, novelist and storyteller.
* Marguerite de Navarre (1492–1549), French poet, playwright and short story writer. "Heptameron"
* Marie de France (12th century), French-English poet. "The Lais of Marie de France"
* Ngaio Marsh (1895–1982), New Zealand mystery writer. "Roderick Alleyn"
* Paule Marshall (born 1929), American novelist.
* Bobbie Ann Mason (born 1940), English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and critic.
* Daphne du Maurier (1907–1989), English novelist and short story writer. "Rebecca"
* DeBarra Mayo (born 1953), American bodybuilder and fitness writer.
* Eleanor Mayo (1920–1981), American novelist.
* Bunny McBride (born 1950), American writer, journalist, and anthropologist
* Anne McCaffrey (born 1926), American science fiction novelist. "Dragonriders of Pern"
* Mary McCarthy (author) (1912–1989), American novelist, critic and memoir writer.
* Sharyn McCrumb (born 1948), American novelist and short story writer.
* Carson McCullers (1917–1967), American novelist. "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter"
* Patricia A. McKillip (born 1948), American sci-fi and fantasy writer.
* Emma McLaughlin American novelist.
* Terry McMillan (born 1951), American novelist. "Waiting to Exhale"
* Kat Meads
* Fatema Mernissi (born 1940), Moroccan feminist academic.
* Grace Metalious (1924–1964), American novelist. "Peyton Place"
* Stephanie Meyer (born 1973), American Novelist of "The Host" and "Twilight Saga"
* Alice Meynell (1847–1922), English feminist essayist, critic and poet.
* Charlotte Mew (1869–1928), English poet. "The Farmer's Bride"
* Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950), American poet.
* Caroline Miller (1903–1992), American novelist.
* Anchee Min (born 1957), Chinese American novelist and memoir writer. "Red Azalea"
* Mirabai (1498–1547), Rajasthani mystical poet.
* Gabriela Mistral (1889–1957), Chilean poet and 1945 Nobel Prize in Literature-winner. "Sonetos de la Muerte"
* Gladys Mitchell (1901–1983), English mystery novelist.
* Margaret Mitchell (1900–1949), American journalist and novelist. "Gone with the Wind"
* Naomi Mitchison (1897–1999), Scottish novelist and poet.
* Mary Russell Mitford (1787–1855), English novelist and dramatist.
* Nancy Mitford (1904–1973), English novelist, biographer and letterwriter.
* Minae Mizumura, Japanese novelist, critic, essayist. Educated in the US.
* Szilvia Molnar (born 1984), Swedish poet and writer of short prose
* Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689–1762), English poet, essayist, diarist, and letter-writer.
* Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874–1942), Canadian novelist, short story writer and poet. "Anne of Green Gables"
* Susanna Moodie (1803–1885), Canadian diarist, novelist, children's novelist and poet. "Roughing It in the Bush"
* Anne Moody (born 1940), American autobiographer. "Coming of Age in Mississippi"
* Lorrie Moore (born 1957), American short story writer.
* Marianne Moore (1887–1972), American poet.
* Ruth Moore (1903–1989), American novelist, poet and short story writer.
* Hannah More (1745–1833), English moralist, poet, and playwright.
* Jan Morris (born 1926), Welsh historian and travel writer.
* Toni Morrison (born 1931), American novelist, children's novelist and 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature-winner. "Beloved"
* Penelope Mortimer (1918–1999), Welsh-English novelist.
* Thylias Moss (born 1954), American poet, children's novelist and playwright.
* Julia Moulden (born 1956), Canadian non-fiction writer and speechwriter.
* Bharati Mukherjee (born 1940), Indian American novelist and short story writer. "Jasmine"
* Alice Munro (born 1931), Canadian short story writer. "Dance of the Happy Shades"
* Murasaki Shikibu (c. 973 – 1014 or 1025), Japanese novelist and poet. "The Tale of Genji"
* Iris Murdoch (1919–1999), Irish-English novelist and philosopher. "The Sea, the Sea"
* Mary Noailles Murfree (1850–1922), American novelist and short story writer.
* Rosario Murillo (born 1951), Nicaraguan poet.
* C. E. Murphy
* Margaret Murphy British crime novelist, author of "The Dispossessed" and "Now You See Me".

N

* Bahiyyih Nakhjavani birthdate missing. Persian novelist.
* Taslima Nasrin (born 1962), Bengali doctor, novelist and poet and essayist. "Lajja"
* Gloria Naylor (born 1950), American novelist. "The Women of Brewster Place"
* Irène Némirovsky (1903–1942), Ukrainian-French novelist.
* E. Nesbit (1858–1924), English children's novelist and short story writer. "Five Children and It"
* Aimee Nezhukumatathil (born 1974), Asian American poet and essayist.
* Audrey Niffenegger (born 1963), American novelist and artist.
* Florence Nightingale (1820–1910), English (?) nurse, statistician and feminist.
* Anaïs Nin (1903–1977), French eroticist, critic and diarist. "Henry and June"
* Anne de Noailles (1876–1933), Romanian-French novelist and poet.
* Kathleen Norris (1880–1966), American novelist.
* Amélie Nothomb (born 1967), Belgian novelist.

O

* Ann Oakley (born 1944), English (?) feminist academic and novelist.
* Joyce Carol Oates (born 1938), American novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright and critic. "We Were the Mulvaneys"
* Edna O'Brien (born 1930), Irish novelist and short story writer.
* Kate O'Brien (1897–1974), Irish novelist and playwright.
* Silvina Ocampo (1903–1994), Argentine poet and short story writer.
* Flannery O'Connor (1925–1964), American novelist and short story writer.
* Grace Ogot (born 1930), Kenyan novelist and short story writer.
* Sharon Olds (born 1942), American poet.
* Tillie Olsen (1913–2007), American feminist novelist and short story writer.
* Ono no Komachi (825–900), Japanese poet.
* Baroness Orczy (1865–1947), Hungarian-English translator, illustrator and novelist. "The Scarlet Pimpernel"
* Ōtagaki Rengetsu (1791–1875), Japanese poet and calligrapher.
* Cynthia Ozick (born 1928), American critic and novelist.

P

* Karen A. Page birthdate missing. American (?) food writer.
* Camille Paglia (born 1947), American feminist essayist. "Sexual Personae"
* Grace Paley (1922–2007), American short story writer, poet and activist.
* Emmeline Pankhurst (1858–1928), English feminist activist, speaker and autobiography writer.
* Emilia Pardo Bazán (1851–1921), Spanish essayist and novelist.
* Sara Paretsky (born 1947), American mystery novelist.
* Dorothy Parker (1893–1967), American poet, critic and short story writer.
* Suzan-Lori Parks (born 1964), American playwright and screenwriter.
* Catherine Parr (born 1512), Queen of England from 1543-1547, spouse of King Henry VIII.
* Anne Parrish (1888–1957), American children's novelist.
* Sarah Willis Parton (1811–1872), American novelist, columnist and children's short story writer.
* Marlys Pearson (born 1963), American gay romance writer and Lambda Award nominee. Also known as M.J. Pearson.
* Elizabeth Peters (born 1927), American mystery novelist. "Amelia Peabody"
* Ellis Peters (1913–1995), Welsh-English mystery novelist, novelist, short story writer and translator. "Brother Cadfael"
* Julia Peterkin (1880–1961), American short story writer and novelist.
* Ann Petry (1908–1997), American journalist, short story writer and novelist.
* Katherine Philips (1631–1664), British poet.
* Karoline Pichler (1769–1843), Austrian novelist. "Agathocles"
* Meredith Ann Pierce (born 1958), American fantasy writer.
* Tamora Pierce (born 1954), American children's novelist. "Alanna of Trebond"
* Ruth Pitter (1897–1992), English (?) poet.
* Mary Pix (1666–1709), English novelist and playwright.
* Christine de Pizan (1364–1430), Venetian feminist poet and rhetorician. "The Book of the City of Ladies"
* Sylvia Plath (1932–1963), Emrican poet, novelist, short story writer and essayist.
* Ann Plato (born c. 1820, date of death unknown), American essayist.
* Karen Platt birthdate missing. English gardening writer.
* Anne Plumptre (1760–1818), English translator and fiction, travel, and political writer.
* Elizabeth Polack (fl. 1830–1838), Anglo-Jewish playwright.
* Elizabeth Polwheele (1651 – c. 1691), British playwright.
* Elena Poniatowska (born 1932), Polish-Mexican journalist, novelist and short story writer.
* Marie Ponsot (born 1921), American poet and essayist.
* Eleanor H. Porter (1868–1920), American children's writer. "Pollyanna"
* Jane Porter (1776–1850), English historical novelist.
* Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980), American journalist, essayist, short story writer and novelist.
* Beatrix Potter (1866–1943), English children's writer and illustrator. "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"
* Emily Post (1873–1960), American journalist and novelist. "Etiquette"
* Dawn Powell (1896–1965), American novelist, playwright and short story writer.
* Mary Previte, (1932-) author of "Hungry Ghosts", served in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 6th legislative district from 1998 to 2006.
* Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883–1969), Australian novelist, playwright and short story writer.
* E. Annie Proulx (born 1935), American novelist, short story writer and journalist. "The Shipping News"
* Barbara Pym (1913–1980), English novelist. "Quartet in Autumn"

R

* Ann Radcliffe (1764–1823), English gothic novelist. "The Mysteries of Udolpho"
* Rajashree, Indian chick lit novelist, Trust Me (novel)
* Ayn Rand (1905–1982), Russian American novelist and philosopher. "The Fountainhead; Atlas Shrugged"
* Mary Randolph (1762-1828), American housekeeping book and cookbook author. "The Virginia House-Wife".
* Jennifer Rankin (1941–1979), Australian poet and playwright.
* Ellen Raskin (1928–1984), American children's writer and illustrator. "The Westing Game"
* Pauline Réage (1907–1998), French erotic novelist. "Story of O"
* Jaclyn Reding (born 1966), American historical romance novelist.
* Ruth Reichl (born 1948), American food and memoir writer.
* Mary Renault (1905–1983), English historical novelist. "Fire From Heaven", "The Last of the Wine"
* Ruth Rendell (born 1930), English mystery novelist. "A Fatal Inversion"
* Jean Rhys (1890–1979), Dominican novelist. "Wide Sargasso Sea"
* Marie Jeanne Riccoboni (1714–1792), French novelist.
* Anne Rice (born 1941), American novelist. "Vampire Chronicles"
* Adrienne Rich (born 1929), American feminist poet.
* Dorothy Richardson (1873–1957), English stream-of-consciousness novelist, poet, essayist and short story writer.
* Henry Handel Richardson (1870–1946), Australian novelist. "The Fortunes of Richard Mahony"
* Alifa Rifaat (1930–1996), Egyptian short story writer.
* Nora Roberts (born 1959), American novelist - romance, fantasy. Writes the "In Death" series under the pen name of J.D. Robb.
* Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876–1958), American mystery novelist, playwright, short story writer and poet. "The butler did it"
* Marilynne Robinson (born 1943), American novelist. "Gilead"
* Mary Robinson (1757–1800), English poet, novelist, and actress.
* Lucia St. Clair Robson birthdate missing. American novelist.
* Esther Rochon (born 1948), Canadian science fiction novelist.
* Ginny Rorby. American young adult novelist.
* Christina Rossetti (1830–1894), English poet. "Goblin Market and Other Poems"
* Judith Rossner (1935–2005), American novelist. "Looking for Mr. Goodbar"
* Mary Rowlandson (1635–1711), American memoir writer.
* J.K. Rowling (born 1965), English novelist. "Harry Potter" series.
* Arundhati Roy (born 1961), Indian novelist. "The God of Small Things"
* Gabrielle Roy (1909–1983), Canadian novelist and journalist. "The Tin Flute"
* Bernice Rubens (1928–2004), Welsh novelist.
* Anneli Rufus American Journalist.
* Muriel Rukeyser (1913–1980), American feminist poet.
* Joanna Russ (born 1937), American novelist, essayist, and short story writer.
* Gig Ryan (born 1956), Australian poet.

* Sarojini Sahoo (born 1956), Indian feminist writer, novelist and short story writer.
* Nawal el-Saadawi (born 1931), Egyptian feminist writer, novelist, and short story writer.
* Françoise Sagan (1935–2004), French playwright, novelist, and screenwriter.
* Lydie Salvayre
* Jessica Amanda Salmonson (born 1950), American novelist, essayist, editor, and short story writer.
* George Sand (1804–1876), French novelist and playwright.
* Sonia Sanchez (born 1934), American poet, playwright, and children's writer.
* Mari Sandoz (1896–1966), American novelist, biographer, and short story writer.
* Sappho (c. 630 – 570 BC), Greek poet.
* Dipti Saravanamuttu (born 1960), Sri Lankan-Australian poet and journalist.
* Nathalie Sarraute (1900–1999), Russian-French novelist and essayist.
* May Sarton (1912–1995), Belgian American poet, novelist, and memoirist.
* Marjane Satrapi (born 1969), Iranian graphic novelist.
* Dorothy L. Sayers (1893–1957), English mystery novelist, translator, essayist, and short story writer. "Whose Body?"
* Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (1800-1842), Early American Indian writer of poetry and fiction
* Olive Schreiner (1855–1920), South African novelist, allegorist, and political writer.
*Cathy Scott (born 1949), True crime author and biographer.
* Jane Scott (c. 1779 – 1839), English theatre manager, performer, and playwright.
* Madeleine de Scudéry (1607–1701), French novelist.
* Molly Elliot Seawell (1860–1916), American essayist, novelist, and short story writer.
* Alice Sebold (born 1963), American novelist. "The Lovely Bones"
* Catharine Sedgwick (1789–1867), American novelist.
* Lisa See (born 1955), Chinese-American novelist. "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan"
* Comtesse de Ségur (1799–1874), Russian-French novelist.
* Diane Setterfield English author. "The Thirteenth Tale"
* Frances Sheridan (1724–1766), Irish novelist and playwright.
* Sharon Shinn (born 1957), American novelist.
* Sei Shōnagon (965–1010), Japanese writer. "The Pillow Book"
* Danzy Senna (born 1970), American novelist.
* Anne Sexton (1928–1974), American poet.
* Ntozake Shange (born 1948), American playwright and novelist.
* Alice Sheldon (1915-1987), American novelist and short story writer.
* Mary Shelley (1797–1851), English novelist. "Frankenstein"
* Carol Shields (1935–2003), American-Canadian novelist. "The Stone Diaries"
* Shikishi Naishinnō (died 1201), Japanese poet.
* Aki Shimazaki
* Bapsi Sidhwa (born 1938), Pakistani novelist.
* Mary Sidney (1561–1621), English translator, playwright, and poet.
* Leslie Marmon Silko (born 1948), American novelist, poet, and short story writer.
* Ruth Simpson Lesbian author, founder of first Lesbian community center
* Jo Sinclair (1913-1995), pen name of Ruth Seid, Jewish-American writer.
* May Sinclair (1862–1946), English novelist, poet, and short story writer.
* Edith Sitwell (1887–1964), English poet.
* Maj Sjöwall (born 1935), Swedish mystery novelist.
* Jane Smiley (born 1949), American novelist.
* Ali Smith (born 1962), Scottish novelist.
* Amanda Smith (1837–1915), American evangelist and autobiographer.
* Betty Smith (1896–1972), American novelist. "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"
* Charlotte Smith (1749–1806), English poet and novelist.
* Dodie Smith (1896–1990), English novelist and playwright. "I Capture the Castle"
* Stevie Smith (1902–1971), English poet and novelist.
* Zadie Smith (born 1975), English novelist.
* Cathy Song (born 1955)
* Susan Sontag (1933–2004), American essayist and novelist.
* Muriel Spark (1918–2006), Scottish novelist. "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"
* Anne Spencer (1882–1975), American poet.
* Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford (1835–1921), American mystery novelist , poet, and short story writer.
* Johanna Spyri (1827–1901), Swiss children's writer. "Heidi"
* Madame de Staël (1766–1817), Swiss-French novelist.
* Jean Stafford (1915–1979), American novelist and short story writer.
* Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902), American feminist journalist and essayist.
* Freya Stark (1893–1993), British travel writer.
* Christina Stead (1902–1983), Australian novelist and short story writer.
* Danielle Steel (born 1947), American romance novelist.
* Gertrude Stein (1874–1946), American novelist, playwright, poet, librettist, and short story writer.
* Joanne Stepaniak Author of several vegan cookbooks and books on veganism
* Maria W. Stewart (1803–1897), American feminist lecturer.
* Mary Stewart (born 1916), English mystery/romance novelist.
* Ruth Stone (born 1915), American poet.
* Alfonsina Storni (1892–1938), Argentinian poet.
* Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1836), American novelist. "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
* Jan Struther (1901–1953), English hymn writer and novelist. "Mrs. Miniver"
* Lady Louisa Stuart (1757-1851), English writer of memoirs and letters
* Svava Jakobsdóttir (1930–2004), Icelandic playwright and short story writer.
* May Swenson (1913–1989), American poet and playwright.
* Magda Szabó (born 1917), Hungarian novelist, poet, playwright. "The Door"
* Mária Szepes, Hungarian author of esoteric and science fiction novels.

T

* Amy Tan (born 1952), American novelist. "The Joy Luck Club"
* Sooni Taraporevala (born 1957), Indian screenwriter and photographer.
* Cheryl Kaye Tardif (born 1963), Canadian suspense novelist. "Whale Song (novel)
* Judith Tarr
* Donna Tartt (born 1963), American novelist.
* Susie Taylor (1848–1912), American teacher and memoir-writer.
* Olena Teliha (1906–1942), Ukrainian poet.
* Teresa of Ávila (1515–1582), Spanish nun, monastic reformer, and mystic.
* Josephine Tey (1896–1952), Scottish mystery novelist.
* thalia (born 1952), Greek-Australian poet.
* Elizabeth Thomas (1770/71–1855), English Gothic novelist and religious poet.
* Tatyana Tolstaya (born 1951), Russian TV presenter, novelist, and essayist.
* Torfhildur Þorsteinsdóttir (1845–1918), Icelandic novelist and short story writer.
* Joanna Trollope (born 1943), English novelist.
* Catherine Trotter (1679–1749), Scots-English novelist, playwright, philosopher, and letterwriter.
* Sojourner Truth (1797–1883), American feminist.
* Marina Tsvetaeva (1892–1941), Russian poet.
* Megan Whalen Turner (born 1965), American fantasy writer.
* Anne Tyler (born 1941), American novelist.
* Taslima Nasreen,(born 1962) Bangladeshi (bengali) revolutionist writer.

U

* Jenny Uglow, British biographer.
* Lesya Ukrainka (1871–1913), Ukrainian poet.
* Sigrid Undset (1882–1949), Norwegian novelist and 1928 Nobel Prize in Literature-winner.
* Jane Urquhart (born 1949), Canadian novelist and poet.
* Kaari Utrio (born 1942), Finnish novelist.

V

* Celestine Vaite (born 1966), Tahitian novelist.
* Luisa Valenzuela (born 1938), Argentinian novelist and short story writer.
* Jennifer Vanasco (born 1971), American columnist and journalist
* Yvonne Vera (1964–2005), Zimbabwean novelist.
* Maruxa Vilalta (born 1932), Mexican playwright.
* Marie-Catherine de Villedieu (1640–1683), French playwright, novelist, and short story writer.
* Louise Leveque de Vilmorin (1902–1969), French novelist, poet, and journalist.
* Élisabeth Vonarburg (born 1947), French science fiction novelist.
* Jurgen Vsych (born 1966), American director and screenwriter.

W

* Elizabeth Wagele (born 1939), American author and cartoonist
* Diane Wakoski (born 1937), American poet.
* Alice Walker (born 1944), American novelist, short story writer, and poet. "The Color Purple".
* Margaret Walker (1915–1998), American poet and novelist.
* Ania Walwicz (born 1951), Australian poet.
* Gertrude Chandler Warner (1890–1979), American children's writer.
* Susan Warner (1819–1885), American children's writer and songwriter.
* Wendy Wasserstein (1950–2006), American playwright.
* Sarah Waters (born 1966), English novelist.
* Catherine Webb (born 1986), British novelist.
* Simone Weil (1909–1943), French mystic and philosopher.
* Hannah Weiner (1928–1997), American poet.
* Martha Wells (born 1964), American novelist.
* Eudora Welty (1909–2001), American novelist, short story writer, and photographer.
* Dorothy West (1907–1998), American novelist and short story writer.
* Jane West (1758–1852), English novelist, poet, playwright, and tract-writer.
* Rebecca West (1892–1983), British novelist, essayist, and journalist.
* Edith Wharton (1862–1937), American novelist and short story writer. "The Age of Innocence"
* Leslie What (born 1955), American novelist and short story writer.
* Phillis Wheatley (1753–1784), American poet.
* Evelyn Whitaker (1857–1903), British novelist.
* Antonia White (1899–1980), English novelist and short story writer.
* Ellen White (1827–1915), American evangelist and mystic.
* Isabella Whitney (born c. 1540), English poet.
* Phyllis A. Whitney (born 1903), American mystery novelist.
* Anna Wickham (1884–1947), British Poet.
* Charlotte Wilder (1898–1980), American poet.
* Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867–1957), American children's writer. "Little House on the Prairie"
* Helen Maria Williams (1762–1827), English novelist and poet.
* Amrit Kaur Willis (born 1953), American ??
* Connie Willis (born 1945), American novelist and short story writer.
* Kate Wilhelm (born 1928), American novelist and short story writer.
* Jacqueline Wilson (born 1945), English author, whom writes fiction for mostly children.
* Harriet E. Wilson (1825–1900), American novelist.
* Jane Wiseman (c. 1682 – 1717), English poet and playwright.
* Sarah Winnemucca (1841–1891), American lecturer and autobiographer.
* Jeanette Winterson (born 1959), English novelist.
* Monique Wittig (born 1935), French feminist.
* Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797), English novelist and feminist. "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman"
* Jade Snow Wong
* Nellie Wong (born 1934), Chinese American feminist poet. "Dreams in Harrison Railroad Park," and "The Death of Long Steam Lady"
* Virginia Woolf (1882–1941), English novelist and essayist. "Mrs. Dalloway", "To the Lighthouse"
* Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840–1894), American novelist and short story writer.
* Dorothy Wordsworth (1771–1855), English poet and diarist.
* Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689–1762), English letter-writer.
* Judith Wright (born 1915), Australian poet.
* Mary Tappan Wright (1851-1917), American novelist and short story writer.
* Mary Wroth (1587–1652), English poet.
* Elinor Wylie (1885–1928), American poet and novelist.

X

* Xiao Hong (1911–1942), Chinese novelist and short story writer.

Y

* Hisaye Yamamoto (born 1921), Japanese American short-story writer.
* Wakako Yamauchi (1924- ) author
* Ann Yearsley (1753–1806), English poet, novelist, and playwright.
* Anzia Yezierska (1883–1970), Polish American novelist and short-story writer.
* Banana Yoshimoto (born 1964), Japanese novelist.
* Marguerite Yourcenar (1903–1987), French novelist.
* Yosano Akiko (1878–1942), Japanese poet.

Z

* María de Zayas y Sotomayor (born 1590, date of death unknown), Spanish novelist.
* Zitkala-Sa (1876–1938), American writer.
* Unica Zürn (1916–1970), German poet and painter.
* Fay Zwicky (born 1933), Australian poet and academic.

ee also

*Feminist literary criticism
*Feminist science fiction
*Feminist theory
*Gender in science fiction
*List of biographical dictionaries of female writers
*List of early-modern women playwrights (UK)
*List of early-modern women poets (UK)
*List of female detective/mystery writers
*List of female poets
*List of feminist literature
*List of women in Bloomsbury Guide to Women's Literature
*List of female rhetoricians
*List of writers in Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing
*"Norton Anthology of Literature by Women"
*Women in science fiction
*Women science fiction authors
*Women Writers Project
*Women's writing in English

External links

* [http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/ A Celebration of Women Writers]
* [http://www.sawnet.org/books/ SAWNET: The South Asian Women's NETwork Bookshelf]
* [http://www.indiana.edu/~letrs/vwwp/ Victorian Women Writers Project]
* [http://voices.cla.umn.edu/ Voices from the Gaps: Women Artists and Writers of Color]
* [http://www.oldroads.org/Room%20of%20One%27s%20Own/Virtual%20Room%20Home.htm The Women Writers Archive: Early Modern Women Writers Online]
* [http://sophie.byu.edu/ SOPHIE: A digital library of works by German-speaking women]
* [http://www.geocities.com/~rebra/autoras.html REBRA: A list of women writers from Brazil] . Biographies in Portuguese, English, and in Spanish.


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