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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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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.
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.
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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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.