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Anne Tyler is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist. Tyler's ninth novel, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, which she considers her best work, was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1983. Her tenth novel, The Accidental Tourist, was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1985, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1986. Her 11th novel, Breathing Lessons, received the Pulitzer Prize in 1989.
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Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think were the greatest hunters on earth! Anne Tyler quotes
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Katherine Anne Porter was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist. Her 1962 novel Ship of Fools was the best-selling novel in America that year, but her short stories received much more critical acclaim. She is known for her penetrating insight; her work deals with dark themes such as betrayal, death and the origin of human evil.
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Katherine Anne Porter (American pulitzer prize winner journalist essayist short story writer novelist political activist) Known for her novel Ship of Fools but is mainly noted for her short story writings. Her themes are typically dark dealing with death, betrayal and the origin of human evil.
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Anne Sexton was an American poet, known for her highly personal, confessional verse. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967. Themes of her poetry include her suicidal tendencies, long battle against depression and various intimate details from her private life, including her relationships with her husband and children.
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Anne Sexton, 1928-1974, (U.S.) poet Anne Sexton was an American poet, known for her highly personal, confessional verse. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967 for her book Live or Die.
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Sylvia Plath is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for her two published collections: The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel. In 1982, she became the first poet to win a Pulitzer Prize posthumously, for The Collected Poems. She also wrote The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death.
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Sylvia Plath (10/27/1932 – 02/11/1963) was an American poet, novelist & short story writer. She suffered from depression for much of her adult life, & in 1963 she committed suicide. Plath is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry & is best known for her 2 published collections, The Colossus & Other Poems and Ariel. In 1982, she won a Pulitzer Prize posthumously. She also wrote The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death
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Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.
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Zora Neale Hurston - Born January 7, 1891, Notasulga, Alabama, died January 28,1960. An American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Marion Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series. Many critics have noted a feminist perspective in her writing. In 2000, she was posthumously awarded the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement.
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Marion Zimmer Bradley (June 3, 1930 – Sept. 25, 1999) was an American author of fantasy novels such as 'The Mists of Avalon' (a retelling of the Arthurian legends from the perspective of its female characters), and the Darkover series.
One of my favorite authors of all time - Marion Zimmer Bradley. I have my Dad to thank for naming me after one of her characters AND introducing me to Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Marion Zimmer-Bradley (1930 - 1999) Fantasy and Science Fiction author and editor and receiver of numerous awards. She created the Darkover series and among many others wrote the highly successful novel "The Mists of Avalon". She also edited the fantasy short story collections "Sword & Sorceress" and "The Marion Zimmer Bradley Fantasy Magazine". And she was brilliant, interesting, approachable, very kind and generous of heart.
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Doris May Lessing is a Zimbabwean-British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer. Lessing was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature. In doing so the Swedish Academy described her as "that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny". Lessing was the eleventh woman and the oldest ever person to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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Doris Lessing is a British writer and librettist. Some of her novels include The Grass Is Singing, Retreat to Innocence, The Golden Notebook and Briefing for a Descent into Hell.
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Doris May Lessing CH (née Tayler; 22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013) was a British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer. Her novels include The Grass is Singing (1950), the sequence of five novels collectively called Children of Violence (1952–69), The Golden Notebook (1962), The Good Terrorist (1985), and five novels collectively known as Canopus in Argos: Archives (1979–1983). Her home page: http://www.dorislessing.org/
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Nadine Gordimer is a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, when she was recognised as a woman "who through her magnificent epic writing has – in the words of Alfred Nobel – been of very great benefit to humanity".
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Here is another South African Nobel Prize winning writer, Nadine Gordimer! Gordimer's writing has long dealt with moral and racial issues, particularly apartheid in South Africa. She was active in the anti-apartheid movement, ja member of the African National Congress during the days when the organization was banned, and active in HIV/AIDS causes. Her two most notable works are: July's People and The Conservationist.
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Some people make their claim to toughness in one single and flawless action. For Hall, that action happened to be writing the earliest and, some say best, novel to feature lesbian themes and characters, The Well of Loneliness. It became the subject of obscenity trials in both the US and the UK, Hall’s native country. The UK eventually banned it altogether. For all of his bluster, Hemingway was never willing to publish a book that had the potential to end up in a courtroom.
Radclyffe Hall was an English poet and author, best known for the lesbian classic The Well of Loneliness.
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Radclyffe Hall (born Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall on 12 August 1880 – 7 October 1943) was an English poet and author, best known for the lesbian classic The Well of Loneliness. My favorite book...
Some people make their claim to toughness in one single and flawless action. For Marguerite Radclyffe Hall, that action happened to be writing the earliest and, some say best, novel to feature lesbian themes and characters, "The Well of Loneliness". It became the subject of obscenity trials in both the US and the UK, Hall’s native country. The UK eventually banned it altogether. For all of his bluster, Hemingway was never willing to publish a book that had the potential to end up in a courtroom.
Djuna Barnes was an American writer who played an important part in the development of 20th century English language modernist writing and was one of the key figures in 1920s and 30s bohemian Paris after filling a similar role in the Greenwich Village of the teens. Her novel Nightwood became a cult work of modern fiction, helped by an introduction by T. S. Eliot. It stands out today for its portrayal of lesbian themes and its distinctive writing style.
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Djuna Barnes (1892 – 1982) was an American writer who played an important part in the development of 20th century English language modernist writing and was one of the key figures in 1920s-30s bohemian Paris after filling a similar role in the Greenwich Village of the teens. Her novel Nightwood became a cult work of modern fiction, helped by an introduction by T. S. Eliot. It stands out today for its portrayal of lesbian themes and its distinctive writing style.
Djuna Barnes, author of Nightwood, *rocking* the polka dots yeah...
Sharon Kay Penman. an American historical novelist. She is best known for the Welsh Princes trilogy and the Plantagenet series. Her novels and mysteries are set in England, France, and Wales, and are about English and Welsh royalty during the Middle Ages. Critics have praised her meticulous research of settings and events presented in her fiction, as well as the characterizations.
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"I have left the profession of law, thank Heaven. I always wanted to write..." ~Sharon Kay Penman, first book (The Sunne in Splendour) at age 37
Shaorn Kay Penman - start with "The Sunne in Splendour" and go from there - YEARS of rewarding reading.
Joyce Carol Oates. Since her debut in 1963, Joyce Carol Oates has published over fifty novels exploring themes of gender, violence, race and the darker elements of the human condition. Her novel Them won a National Book Award and three of her novels were nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
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Sue Monk Kidd is an American writer who is best known for her novel The Secret Life of Bees. This book was an instant success and has spent over 2.5 years on the New York Times bestseller list. It has also been adapted into a play and movie. Kidd's fictional work often focuses on the struggles and victories of women living in the South. Her literary contributions have made quite the impact on readers and Southern writers alike.
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Sue Monk Kidd is an American writer who is best known for her novel The Secret Life of Bees. This book was an instant success and has spent over 2.5 years on the New York Times bestseller list. It has also been adapted into a play and movie. Kidds fictional work often focuses on the struggles and victories of women living in the South. Her literary contributions have made quite the impact on readers and Southern writers alike.
Sue Monk Kidd...one of my favorite authors
Danielle Steel. Probably the greatest known romance writer of this century, Steel stands at 8th place on the all-time seller list at nearly 800,000 books sold. That's right, nearly a BILLION copies. J.K. Rowling has a mere 400,000 for all of the Harry Potter series. Put THAT into perspective!
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Danielle Steel (66)...accomplissments: " Probably the greatest known romance writer of this century, Steel stands at 8th place on the all-time seller list at nearly 800,000 books sold. That's right, nearly a BILLION copies. J.K. Rowling has a mere 400,000 for all of the Harry Potter series. Put THAT into perspective!"
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Isabel Allende. Heralded as “The world’s most widely read Spanish-language author”; Won Chile’s National Literature Prize; Inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her novels, which often focus on Latin women, have achieved broad commercial success, with stories that inspire, haunt and touch on the magical, and mythical in the lives of everyday people.
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Isabel Allende Llona (born in Lima, Peru, on 2 August 1942) is a Chilean writer with American citizenship. Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the "magic realist" tradition, is famous for novels such as The House of the Spirits (La casa de los espíritus, 1982) and City of the Beasts (La ciudad de las bestias, 2002), which have been commercially successful. Allende has been called "the world's most widely read Spanish-language author". In 2004, Allende was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2010, she received Chile's National Literature Prize. Allende's novels are often based upon her personal experience and pay homage to the lives of women, while weaving together elements of myth and realism. She has lectured and toured many American colleges to teach literature. Fluent in English as a second language, Allende was granted American citizenship in 2003, having lived in California with her American husband since 1989.
Isabel Allende is a Chilean-American author.Her career in writing began when she was part of the editorial staff of the Paula magazine. Her first book was titled The House of the Spirits. Her father was president of Chile but was killed.
Maya Angelou: Maya Angelou is arguably the most famous African-American autobiographer and poet in history. Angelou broke the mold when she wrote her six autobiographical volumes in a nontraditional structure that completely challenged the genre. Angelou opened up to readers and shared her controversial life stories without shame or censorship. Her candidness and unique literary style pushed the boundaries for all female writers and changed the face of autobiographies forever.
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Maya Angelou. She is one of the most inspirational people ever. This woman is full of wisdom and an absolute wealth of knowledge.
Thank you, Maya Angelou for your contributions to literature, film, education, civil rights, and history. You'll be missed but not forgotten! #tbt #mayaangelou
I do know about Dr. Maya Angelou, but what we didn’t know she made the list of Inspiring Women for December ;) It’s day 26 of our 31 Days of Inspiring Women for the month of December! Today’s inspirational woman is writer, poet and activist Dr. Maya Angelou, whose words have inspired and empowered both men and women. One of my favorite quotes … “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”
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Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist.
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Author and poet Maya Angelou was such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words! We share some of her insights on life...
Alice Walker: Alice Walker is most famous for her novel The Color Purple and she holds the title as the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Walker's writing career and personal life has mostly centered on race and gender inequality. Her written work and political involvement have made her a respected figure among African-Americans and female audiences around the world.
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Alice Walker is an author, poet, and activist. She wrote books and essays about race and gender. Her most famous book is The Color Purple. She was not only a civil rights activist but she's also an advocate for women's rights.
Alice Walker was active in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's, and in the 1990's was an involved activist. She has spoken for the women's movement, the anti-apartheid movement, and against female genital mutilation. She received the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 for The Color Purple, a story of a young black girl named Celie that showed issues black women faced during the early 1900s, including poverty, racism, and sexism. She finds her self-worth through the help of two strong female companions.
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites or women for men" - Alice Walker : poétesse, écrivaine, féministe.
Regardless of how you feel about Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling has one of the most inspirational life stories of any author in recent history. I personally love the Harry Potter series, but most of all I love the world she created within them. So, am I looking for the magical quill on Pottermore? You bet I am! I can't wait to see what she comes up with next! As long as she continues to write, I will continue to read what she has written.
J.K. Rowling: British author J.K. Rowling is best known for writing the ever-popular Harry Potter fantasy series. Rowling's whimsical novels have inspired generations of kids to read and get excited about what they're reading. Her books have also inspired readers on a social, moral and political base. Even her personal story of rags to riches has influenced readers to never give up on their dreams.
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"When you dream, you can do what you like." -- J.K. Rowling. New novel, "The Casual Vacancy," out 9/27/2012.
Joanne "Jo" Rowling, born 31 July 1965, pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British novelist, best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The Potter books have won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history, and been the basis for a series of films which has become the highest-grossing film series in history.
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"I've got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don't want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I'd rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before 'thin'." - JK Rowling
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Nora Roberts. American Romance author, was instrumental in helping shift the romance novel away from virginal, eighteen-year-old heroines and superficial male portrayals. Roberts was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. As of 2011, her novels had spent a combined 861 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, including 176 weeks in the number-one spot. Over 400 million copies of her books are in print.
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S.E. Hinton: American novelist S.E. Hinton is best known for her young adult books, most notably, The Outsiders. Hinton began writing The Outsiders at 15 years old and it was published when she was 18 years old. Hinton became a household name and instant success with The Outsiders, which still sells more than 500,000 copies each year. Hinton has made a lasting impression with her literary work that effectively connects readers to the emotions and experiences of teenagers.
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Toni Morrison. With the Song of Solomon, Beloved, and The Bluest Eye, Morrison explains to us the world of the American Midwest. Her command of place rivals Faulkner in its better moments. Is she sometimes more complex than she ought to be? No blemish on the career of this immortal voice.
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Dr. Toni Morrison....I embrace history because of women like Toni. She inspired my love for Black History & social activism since I was 14 years old. I have a voice because I know Toni paved a way for me as a writer...I'm going to make you proud Dr. Morrison. ♥
Congrats to Toni Morrison, who was one of 13 people named by President Barack Obama to receive the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is presented to "individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."
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“Make up a story... for our sake and yours....tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don't tell us what to believe or what to fear. Show us belief's wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear's caul.” Toni Morrison,
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Arundhati Roy: An Indian Novelist who made the headlines around the world when she became a first Indian woman to win the ‘Man Booker Prize’ in 1997 for her novel-‘The God of Small Things’. She has become an ardent advocate of social and economic justice for the country’s oppressed minorities.
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Jhumpa Lahiri: An Indian American author who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2000 for her debut short story collection ‘Interpreter of Maladies‘. Her first novel ‘The Namesake’ was adapted into the popular movie of the same name.
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"Books seem so much more, much more sacred to me, and more important and essential, than they were when I was young...great books are organic works. They don't die. They're not frozen in any way. They're absolutely alive, and more so as we get older." ― Jhumpa Lahiri, Unaccustomed Earth
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Author Jhumpa Lahiri (Bengali: ঝুম্পা লাহিড়ী; born on July 11, 1967) is an Indian American author. Lahiri's debut short story collection, Interpreter of Maladies (1999), won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and her first novel, The Namesake (2003), was adapted into the popular film of the same name.
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Cornelia Funke. Sometimes regarded as the German J.K. Rowling, Cornelia Funke has sold over 10 million copies of her children's fantasy series. During the 1980s and early 1990s, she became a well-known author of children's books in her native Germany, but her breakthrough came in 1997 when Dragonrider and later The Thief Lord, were met with international attention. The Thief Lord remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 25 weeks.
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Kate Chopin: Considered one of the most significant writers of her time, she is the first feminist writer that questioned femininity and all other things relating to it. The protagonist of her most famous novel ”The Awakening” grapples with her unorthodox views on womanhood and motherhood.