International Women’s Day: Women Authors

womensday Today is International Women’s Day, a day for celebrating both how far women have come and yet how far women must go to achieve true equality in today’s world. As an author, I would like to celebrate today by calling attention of some of my own favorite modern female authors. I think it is very important that the female voice is allowed authority in the literary canon, especially when it comes to the writing of female experience and overcoming centuries of horrible stereotypes and caricatures of women through all genres of literature.


So, without further ado, here is my short beginners list of modern female authors to support and add to your collection:

Tamora Pierce

Marissa Meyer

Parker J. Cole

Amanda Romaine Lynch

Rainbow Rowell

Anita Diamant

Sarah Dunant

Annie Dillard

Terry Tempest Williams

Leslie Marmon Silko






Followers: what female authors would you add to this list?