Delia Ephron is a bestselling author, screenwriter and playwright. Her movies include “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” “You’ve Got Mail,” “Hanging Up” (based on her novel), and “Michael.” She has written novels for adults and teenagers, books of humor, including “How to Eat Like a Child” and essays. Recently she collaborated with her sister Nora Ephron on a play, “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” which ran for over two years Off Broadway.

Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron, sisters and great women of letters.

Nora Ephron

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Pearl S. Buck -author best known for her novel, "The Good Earth". She was the first female winner of the Nobel prize for literature. She died on March 6, 1973 at the age of 80

Joyce Carol Oates (1938 -) is an American author. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published over fifty novels, as well as many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. Her novel won the National Book Award, and her novels Black Water, What I Lived For, and Blonde were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She is the Roger S. Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities with the Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University, where she has taught since 1978.

Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (8.11.1900/16.8.1949 ~ born/died Atlanta) American author . One novel by Mitchell was published during her lifetime, the American Civil War-era novel, Gone with the Wind. For it she won the National Book Award for Most Distinguished Novel of 1936 + the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937

Female authors have been using pen names for hundreds of years -- but why?

Daphne Du Maurier was that brilliant author who creeped people out (through Alfred Hitchcock) with her stories, including The Birds and Rebecca.

Eudora Welty (1909-2001) was an American author of short stories and novels about the American South. Her novel 'The Optimist's Daughter' won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Welty was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among numerous awards. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America.

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John Galsworthy, author of The Forsyte Saga

Carmen Martín Gaite (8 Dec 1925-22 Jul 2000) Award winning Spanish author. Wrote in many genres, including novels, short stories, & essays. Also wrote screenplays. Born in Salamanca, over course of her life won various awards, including Prince of Asturias Awards in 1988, Award Premio Castilla y León de las Letras in 1992, & Premio Acebo de Honor awarded to her life work. Married to fellow writer Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio.

“Nothing that ever happens to a novelist is ever wasted.” ~P.D. James, published her first novel at age 42, while still in civil service and caring for an ill husband

P.L Travers, author of the Mary Poppins books (1899-1996)

Margaret Mitchell, author of "Gone With The Wind."

George Orwell (1903-1950) is one of (if not the) most important writers of the twentieth century. His most famous book is, of course, 1984, but his huge body of work includes many things of interest to the TOK student. He can be consulted on ethics, language, reason, and human sciences, or can be enjoyed for the beautiful prose in any of his novel.

1929 Eugene O'Neill, the only playwright ever to win a Nobel Prize for literature, authored theater classics such as 'Mourning Becomes Electra,' 'Ah, Wilderness,' 'The Emperor Jones,' and 'The Iceman Cometh.' Here, he is pictured with his third wife, actress Carlotta

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