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Lady Writers I Admire

Lady Writers I Admire

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Oh, how I love this photo of Lionel Shriver. And her books are intense, too.

Lauren Groff's Arcadia is just out, and it's a fantastic story of a kid growing up on a commune. She's also a fellow Hyperion/VOICE author.

Hailed in the pages of Figaro as a "charming little monster," Francoise Sagan wrote Bonjour Tristesse while still a teenager. An incredible read to this day. I just reread it last year. Amazing.

The Lover is one of my favorite books, though Marguerite Duras has written plenty more that are also lovely.

Yasmina Reza: I love this woman's plays. Have you seen Art? If it comes to your town, go.

And Gloria's partner in crime, co-founder of Ms., wonderful author/journalist, and mother to two of my favorite people on earth, Letty Cottin Pogrebin.

Lest we forget, the one and only Gloria Steinem. No introduction necessary.

Here's a wonderful, feel-good story: Hilma Wolitzer, grandmother of my son's friend Charlie, mother of my friend Meg, just published a novel called An Available Man which is going gangbusters. Go, Hilma!

Oh my goodness, and Anne! Anne Roiphe. Yes, Katie's mom. I even shot her photo. Have you read Epilogue? I love everything she writes.

Oh, and Jane. We must not forget Jane Austen.

Another dead female writer I had to put up here: Mary McCarthy, whose The Group showed the women of her generation who they really were, not who their husbands and fathers wanted them to be.

Mary McCarthy (author) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I was thinking of dedicating this page only to living female writers, but it felt wrong not to have our patron saint amongst us. Virginia Woolf. I reread Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse often. And I always find something new. I'm in awe of her.

Oh, good lord, and here's another writer I love who has a book coming out the same day as mine. Anne Tyler. The Beginner's Goodbye. She's an inspiration.

Ooh, I know I shouldn't admit to loving a writer whose novel comes out the same week as mine, but I adore Lionel Shriver, and I can't wait to read her latest, The New Republic.

Nicole Bernier's first novel, The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D, comes out in June. Can't. Wait.

  • Erin McHugh
    Erin McHugh

    I'm lucky enough to be reading an advance copy now!

My Facebook friend, Erica Rivera. Looking forward to diving into her books.

I haven't read Nicole Galland yet, but when I asked some friends for recommendations of lady writers, many people named her. Can't wait.

AUTHOR « Nicole Galland, Author of I, Iago and The Fool's Tale

Have you read Room? I read it. My daughter read it. Not sure who liked it best, but we both were riveted. Brava, Emma Donoghue.

Jennifer Gilmore: lovely woman, lovely writer. Something Red: read it.

I loved Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies. I loved The Namesake. The woman can't write a bad sentence.

  • Amy Shirar Malelo
    Amy Shirar Malelo

    I love her work!

  • Jennifer Jeffrey
    Jennifer Jeffrey

    So true. Love everything she's written.

Just met Christina Haag for the first time, and I can't wait to read her memoir.

Meredith Maran is her very own theory of small earthquakes, having just published her first novel. It'll knock your roof off.

Pamela Paul is a true renaissance woman--writes about both books and life with equal skill--AND she's my neighbor in Harlem.

Roxana Robinson made my day with this recent essay on Franzen v. Wharton:

Lee Woodruff's life changed in an instant, when her husband was injured in Iraq. Then she wrote a bestselling book about it. And now her first novel will be published this year. Lemons into lemonade, indeed.

Home - Lee Woodruff
  • Lee Woodruff
    Lee Woodruff

    I am so honored to be included. Love love love The Red Book-- major read


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