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Women Writers: Reading List

 

 

I originally compiled this list for the 2018 Women Writers Bingo, but decided to undust it and continue using it for this year's "Around the World in 80 Books Mostly by Female Authors."

 

Basically this is an extract from my bookshelves (both TBR and read -- "read" where I've already read other books by the same author and am interested in further exploring her work). Further authors are added on an ongoing basis as they come to my notice.  This ought to keep me busy for the next couple of years, I think ...

 

(Note: I'm tracking the precise reading year from 2018 onwards, and only authors read from 2018 onwards are crossed out / checked off.  Rereads count as "read" in the year of the reread for purposes of this list.  Authors who write under several pen names are added to the list under all names, with a note as to their alias(es).)

 

A

  • Marguerite Abouet
    Iris Abraham
    Gabriela Adameșteanu
    Alice Adams
  • Sandra Adell
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - 2018, 2019
  • Renee Ahdieh
  • Mouna-Hodan Ahmed
    Deborah S. Akers
  • Leila al-Atrash
    Nujoom Al-Ghanem
    Mayy Al Khalifa
  • Madeleine Albright
  • Louisa May Alcott - prior to 2018
  • Tasha Alexander
  • Svetlana Alexievich
  • Jokha Alharthi
    Samina Ali
  • Isabel Allende - prior to 2018
  • Lauren K. Alleyne
  • Margery Allingham - 2018 and prior
  • Rajaa Alsanea
  • Julia Alvarez - 2019
  • Vicky Alvear Shecter
  • Jessica Anderson
  • Neshani Andreas
  • Donna Andrews - 2018 and prior
  • Mary Kay Andrews
  • Li Ang
  • Andrea Angeli
  • Maya Angelou
  • Nathacha Appanah
    Monica Arac de Nyeko
    Jean Arasanayagam
  • Hannah Arendt - prior to 2018
  • Elizabeth von Arnim - 2018 and prior
  • Emily Arnold McCully
  • Maureen Ash
  • Frances Ashcroft
  • Mary Astell
  • Thea Astley
  • Diana Athill
  • Kate Atkinson
  • Margaret Atwood - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • Phoebe Atwood Taylor
  • Jane Austen - prior to 2018, 2019
  • Fatma Aydemir

 

 

B

  • Natalie Babbitt
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Beryl Bainbridge - prior to 2018
  • Doreen Baingana
  • Sarah Bakewell
  • Asja Bakic
  • Pamela Ball
  • Sandra Balzo
  • Chitra Banerjee Divakarumi - 2019
  • Banine
  • Muriel Barbery
  • Pat Barker
  • Djuna Barnes
  • Linda Barnes
  • Nevada Barr - 2019
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning - prior to 2018
  • Violet Barungi
    Bani Basu
    Natalie Baszile
  • Vicki Baum
  • Mary Beard
  • Simone de Beauvoir
  • Alison Bechdel
  • Ilene Beckerman
    Lillian Beckwith
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe - prior to 2018
  • Aphra Behn
  • Lauren Belfer
  • Gertrude Bell
  • Josephine Bell
  • Gioconda Belli - prior to 2018
  • Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • Carol Lea Benjamin
  • Margot Bennet
  • Isabelle Berrubey
  • Barbara Beuys - prior to 2018
  • Calixthe Beyala
  • Piyali Bhattacharya
    Benazir Bhutto
  • Ruth Binney
  • Elizabeth Bishop
  • Holly Black
  • Julia Blackburn
  • Victoria Blake
  • Moonyeen Blakey
  • Lesley Blanch
    Sophie Blanchy
    Nina Blazon
    Karen (Tania) Blixen (Isak Dinesen)
    - prior to 2018
    Judy Blume
  • Enid Blyton - prior to 2018
  • Tracy Borman
  • Phyllis Bottome - 2018
  • Nora Bossong
  • Margaret Bourke-White
  • Elizabeth Bowen
  • Marjorie Bowen - 2018 and prior
  • Dorothy Bowers
  • Caryl Brahms
  • Pamela Branch
  • Christianna Brand
  • Charlotte Brontë - prior to 2018
  • Emily Brontë - prior to 2018
  • Anne Brontë - 2018 and prior
  • Geraldine Brooks
  • Nancy Marie Brown
  • Pearl S. Buck - prior to 2018
  • Julia Bührle-Nowikowa
  • Thi Bui
  • Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Jan Burke
  • Fanny Burney
  • Anna Burns
  • Jessie Burton
  • Margaret Busby
  • Stephanie Butland
  • A.S. Byatt - prior to 2018

 

 

C

  • Adèle Caby-Livannah
    Lucy Caldwell
  • Margaret Campbell Barnes
  • Trudi Canavan
  • Dorothy Canfield
  • Joanna Cannan
  • Charity Cannon Willard
  • Peggy Caravantes
  • Marie Magdeleine Carbet
    Susan Carlile
  • Angela Carter - 2018
  • Miranda Carter
  • Vera Caspary
  • Helen Castor - prior to 2018
  • Willa Cather - prior to 2018
  • Catherine of Siena
  • Eleanor Catton - prior to 2018
  • Elizabeth Chadwick
  • S.A. Chakraborty
  • Saumitra Chakravarty
  • Gertrude Chandler Warner
    Eileen Chang
    Roz Chast
  • Suzanne Chazin
  • Andrée Chedid
  • Ruoxi Chen
  • Tracy Chevalier
  • Marjorie Chibnall
  • Miriam Ching Yoon Louie
  • Laura Childs
  • Paulina Chiziane
    Zen Cho
  • Kate Chopin - prior to 2018
  • Agatha Christie - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • Chu T'ien-hsin
  • Rin Chupeco
  • Marchette Chute
  • Sandra Cisneros - prior to 2018
  • Eleanor Clark
  • Susanna Clarke - prior to 2018
  • Ann Cleeves
  • Barbara Cleverly
  • Hilary Rodham Clinton
  • Colette
  • Lindsey Collen
    Louise Collis
  • Maryse Condé
  • Jill Ker Conway
  • Kara Cooney
  • Artemis Cooper
  • Ann Cornelisen
  • Mairead Corrigan Maguire
  • Petra Couvee - 2018
  • Hannah Crafts
  • Charlie Craggs
  • Marie Curie
  • Eve Curie
  • Helen Czerski - 2018

 

 

D

  • Elizabeth Daly
  • Clemence Dane
  • Tsitsi Dangarembga
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • Britta Das
  • Alexandra David-Neel - prior to 2018
  • Diane Mott Davidson
  • Robyn Davidson
    Belva Davis
  • Lindsey Davis
  • Margaret Leslie Davis
  • Natalie Zemon Davis
  • Dorothy Day
    Jennifer De
  • Charlotte DeCroes
  • Barbara Demick
  • Anita Desai
  • Ananda Devi
    Ashapurna Devi
    Argentina Diaz Lozano
  • Emily Dickinson - prior to 2018
  • E.M. Delafield
  • Argentina Diaz Lozano
  • Joan Didion
  • Annie Dillard
    Lidija Dimkovska
    Gail Dines
  • Isak Dinesen (Karen / Tania Blixen) - prior to 2018
  • Emma Donoghue - prior to 2018
  • H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
  • Susan Doran
  • Kirstin Downey
  • Ruth Downie
  • Evelyn Doyle
  • Margaret Drabble - 2018
  • Daphne Du Maurier - 2018 and prior
  • María Dueñas
  • Anis Duff
  • Sarah Dunant
  • Dorothy Dunnett
  • Nancy K Duplechain
  • Marguerite Duras - prior to 2018
  • Jane Dyer

 

 

E

  • Angela Eagle
  • Maria Edgeworth
  • Esi Edugyan - 2018
  • Jennifer Egan
  • Ellen Elias-Bursac
  • George Eliot - prior to 2018
  • Joy Ellis - 2018, 2019
  • Anne Enright
  • Nora Ephron - prior to 2018
  • Louise Erdrich - 2019
  • Jenny Erpenbeck
  • Margaret Erskine
  • María Amparo Escandón
  • Iraj Esmaely
  • Laura Esquivel
  • Janet Evanovich

 

 

F

  • Lygia Fagundes Telles
  • Linda Fairstein
  • Anne Fadiman
  • Jerrilyn Farmer
  • Tarfia Faizullah
    Fadia Faqir
    Zora Feilo
  • Elena Ferrante
  • America Ferrera
  • Elizabeth Ferrars - 2019
  • Rosario Ferré - 2019
  • Helen Fielding - prior to 2018
  • Sia Figiel
  • Erica Fischer
  • M.F.K. (Mary Frances Kennedy) Fisher
  • Helen Fitzgerald
  • Penelope Fitzgerald
    Louise Fitzhugh
  • Fannie Flagg - prior to 2018
  • Judith Flanders
  • Jane Fletcher Geniesse
  • Joanne Fluke - 2018
  • Gillian Flynn
  • Moderata Fonte - prior to 2018
  • Sarah Foot
  • Esther Forbes
  • Eleanor Ford
  • Amanda Foreman - prior to 2018
  • Karin Fossum - 2018
  • Aminatta Forna
  • Earlene Fowler
  • Janet Frame
  • Anne Frank - prior to 2018
  • Lois P. Frankel
  • Ariana Franklin
  • Miles Franklin
  • Antonia Fraser - prior to 2018
  • Caroline Fraser
  • Ru Freeman
  • Valentīna Freimane
  • Marilyn French - prior to 2018
  • Tana French - prior to 2018, 2019
  • Esther Freud
  • Lucy Fricke
    Betty Friedan
    Florence Frisbie
  • Alexandra Fuller - 2019
  • Margaret Fuller
  • Anna Funder

 

 

G

  • Diana Gabbaldon
  • Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) - 2018
  • Teresa Gallagher
  • Mavis Gallant
  • Janice Galloway
  • Patrícia Galvão
    Petina Gappah
    Helen Garner
  • Elizabeth Gaskell - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • Sylvia Geist
    Shirley Geok-lin Lim
  • Elizabeth George - 2018 and prior
  • Stella Gibbons - prior to 2018
  • Frances Gies
  • Anthony Gilbert (Lucy Beatrice Malleson, aka Anne Meredith)
  • Natalia Ginzburg
    Jo Glanville
  • Janet Gleeson
  • Kristin Gleeson
  • Patricia Glinton-Meicholas
  • Molly Gloss
  • Lisa Goldstein
  • Carol Goodman
  • Nadine Gordimer
  • Charlotte Gordon
  • Patricia Grace
  • Sue Grafton
  • Caroline Graham
  • Katharine Graham
  • Tessa Gratton
    Rachel Gratzfeld
    Lucy Grealy
  • Anna Katherine Green
  • Joanne Greenberg
  • Kerry Greenwood - prior to 2018
  • Germaine Greer
  • Lady Augusta Gregory
  • Susanna Gregory - prior to 2018
  • Kate Grenville
  • Aceituna Griffin
  • Nicola Griffith
  • Martha Grimes - prior to 2018
  • Sarah Gristwood
  • Esther Gumbs
  • Judith Guest
  • Rosa Guy
    Yaa Gyasi

 

 

H

  • Hahn Moo-Sook
    Jeannette Haien
    Claire Hajaj
  • Radclyffe Hall - 2018
  • Brigitte Hamann
  • Barbara Hambly
  • Denise Hamilton
  • Edith Hamilton - prior to 2018
  • Patricia Hampl
  • Sheila Hancock
  • Helene Hanff
  • Lorraine Hansberry
  • Valerie Hansen
  • Nino Haratischwili
  • Kate Harding
  • Elizabeth Hardwick
  • Kathryn Harkup - 2018
  • Joanne Harris
  • Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
  • Mavis Doriel Hay - 2018 and prior
  • Eliza Haywood
  • Vicki Hearne
  • Anne Hébert
  • Elke Heidenreich - prior to 2018
  • Sybilla Heinze
  • Lillian Hellman - prior to 2018
  • Kristien Hemmerechts
  • Amy Hempel
  • Sandra Hempel
  • Jennifer Morag Henderson
  • Christine Heppermann
  • Toeti Heraty
  • Claudia Hernandez
  • Georgette Heyer - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • Joanna Hickson
  • Susan Higginbotham
  • Mary Higgins Clark - prior to 2018
  • Patricia Highsmith - 2018 and prior
  • Hildegard von Bingen - prior to 2018
  • Susan Hill
  • Laura Hillenbrand
  • Lisa Hilton
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Tami Hoag
  • Merle Hodge
  • Antonia Hodgson - prior to 2018
  • Frances Hodgson Burnett - prior to 2018
  • Beatrice Hohenegger
  • Else Holmelund Minarik
  • Renate Holland-Moritz
  • Victoria Holt (Eleanor Hibbert, aka Jean Plaidy & Philippa Carr) - prior to 2018
  • Winifred Holtby
  • Selina Hossain
  • Susan Howatch - 2018
  • Georgina Howell
  • Dorothy B. Hughes
  • Keri Hulme
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Siri Hustvedt
  • Elspeth Huxley
  • Hypathia of Alexandria

 

 

I

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder - 2018
  • Susan Isaacs
  • Rada Iveković
  • Molly Ivins - prior to 2018

 

 

J

  • Shirley Jackson - prior to 2018
  • Lilian Jackson Braun
  • Jane Jacobs
    Mila Jam
  • Miranda James
  • P.D. James - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • J.A. Jance - 2018
  • Tove Jansson
  • Lisa Jardine
  • Salma Khadra Jayyusi
  • Inge Jens
  • Ianthe Jerrold
  • Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner
  • Sarah Orne Jewett
  • Katherine (and Romilly) John
  • Marie-Elena John
  • Elizabeth Jolley
  • Erica Jong
  • Sushma Joshi
  • Morag Joss
  • Rachel Joyce
  • Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz - prior to 2018
  • Julian of Norwich

 

 

K

  • Frida Kahlo
  • Liz Kalaugher - 2019
  • Esther Kamatari
    Madeleine Kamman
  • Lydia Kang
  • Parselelo Kantai
    Musimbi Kanyoro
    Mary Karooro Okurut
    Mary Karr
    Kapka Kassabova
  • Ellis Kaut - prior to 2018
  • M.M. Kaye
  • Hélène Kaziende
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Susanna Kearsley - 2018
  • Carolyn Keene
    China Keitetsi
  • Helen Keller - prior to 2018
  • Faye Kellerman
  • Karen Kelly
  • Margery Kempe
  • Sarah Kendzior
  • Christine Kenneally
  • Dorothy M. Kennedy
  • Hannah Kent
  • Porochista Khakpour
    Dalal Khalifa
  • Jamaica Kincaid
  • Laurie R. King
  • Thelma B. Kintanar
  • Naomi Klein
  • Barbara Kingsolver
  • Leslie S. Klinger
  • Rosalie Knecht - 2018
  • Helen J. Knowles
  • Rachel Knowles
  • Nataliya Kobrynska
  • Clea Koff - 2019
  • E.L. Konigsburg
    Anna Kordsaia-Samadaschwili
  • Elizabeth Kostova
  • Nicole Krauss
  • Ruth Krauss
  • Ellen Kushner
  • Nicole Kwan
    Nestan Nene Kwinikadse
  • Aug San Suu Kyi

 

 

L

  • Marie Laberge
  • Camilla Läckberg
  • Mercedes Lackey
  • Mary Ladd Gavell
  • Carmen Laforet
  • Selma Lagerlöf - prior to 2018
  • Jhumpa Lahiri - prior to 2018
  • Laila Lalalami   2019
  • Lorna Landvik
  • Nella Larsen
  • Carole Lawrence - 2018
  • Elizabeth Lawrence
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Hyeonseo Lee - 2019
  • Laurie Lee
  • Lilian Lee
    Michelle "Mush" Lee
  • Min Jin Lee - 2019
  • Tanith Lee
  • Madeleine L'Engle
  • Charlotte Lennox
  • Ulla Lenze
  • Donna Leon - prior to 2018
  • Jill Lepore
    Betsy Lerner
  • Doris Lessing
  • Elizabeth Letts
  • Shirley Robin Letwin
  • Yanwing Leung
  • Laura Levine - 2018
  • Andrea Levy
  • Marina Lewycka
  • Amy Licence
  • Juliette Lichtenstein
  • Tai-man Lin
  • Astrid Lindgren - prior to 2018, 2019
  • Nashormeh Lindo
  • Joan Lindsay - 2019
  • Ewa Lipska
  • Leanda de Lisle
  • Clarice Lispector - 2019
  • Elizabeth Little
  • Ivy Litvinov
  • Guadalupe Loaeza
  • Norah Lofts
  • Maud Hart Lovelace
    Mary S. Lovell
    - prior to 2018
  • Sarah Lovett - 2018
  • E.C.R. Lorac - 2018
  • Valeria Luiselli

 

 

M

  • Sharon Maas - prior to 2018
  • Cynthia Mac Leod
  • Greer Macallister
  • Hilary Macaskill
  • Helen MacInnes - 2018
  • Margaret MacMillan
  • Rose Macaulay
    Betty MacDonald
    Okky Madasari
  • Karen Maitland - prior to 2018
  • Eve Makis
    Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
    Alexandra Malala
    Janet Malcolm
  • Nadezhda Mandelstam
    Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
    Sarah Manguso
  • Abby Mann
  • Erika Mann
  • Katia Mann - prior to 2018
  • Elisabeth Mann-Borghese
  • Olivia Manning
  • Katherine Mansfield - prior to 2018
  • Hilary Mantel - prior to 2018
  • Beryl Markham - prior to 2018
  • Monika Maron
  • Ngaio Marsh - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • Megan Marshall
  • Magali Nirina Marson
  • Sujata Massey
  • Maria Matios
  • Francine Matthews - 2018
  • Doris Maurer
  • Aurélie Maurin
  • Margaret Mazzantini
  • Mari McAuliffe
  • Sarah McBride
  • Anne McCaffrey
  • Susan Carol McCarthy
  • Helen McCloy
  • K.D. McCrite
  • Sharyn McCrumb - 2018 and prior
  • Carson McCullers
  • Colleen McCullough - prior to 2018
  • Val McDermid - 2018 and prior
  • Alison McGhee
  • Jill McGown - 2018
  • Maureen F. McHugh
  • Pat McIntosh - prior to 2018
  • Shirley McKay
  • Patricia McKillip - 2018
  • Paula McLain
  • Bethany McLean
  • Catherine Meadows
  • Leslie Meier - 2018
  • Lise Meitner
  • Francesca Melandri
  • Tamta Melaschwili
  • Rigoberta Menchú
  • Maaza Mengiste
  • María Rosa Menocal
  • Cecile Menon
  • Anne Meredith (Lucy Beatrice Malleson, aka Anthony Gilbert) - prior to 2018
  • Isabel Mesa de Inchauste
  • Claire Messud
  • Anne Michaels
  • Barbara Michaels (Barbara Mertz, aka Elizabeth Peters)
  • Rosalind Miles
  • Margaret Millar
  • Madeline Miller - 2019
  • Marja Mills
  • Anchee Min
  • Denise Mina - prior to 2018
  • Rupali Mishra
  • Gladys Mitchell - prior to 2018
  • Margaret Mitchell - prior to 2018
  • Jessica Mitford
  • Nancy Mitford
  • Miyuki Miyabe
  • Sarah Mkhonza
  • Theresa Monsour
  • Rosa Montero
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery - prior to 2018
  • Anne-Marie-Louise D'Orleans Montpensier
  • C.L. (Catherine Lucile) Moore
  • Lorrie Moore
  • Susanna Moore
  • Wendy Moore
  • Elsa Morante
  • Lorna Nicholl Morgan - 2019
  • Susan Morgan
  • Jan Morris
  • Toni Morrison - prior to 2018
  • Veronique Mortaigne
  • Toni Mount - prior to 2018
  • Hermynia Zur Mühlen
  • Bárbara Mujica
  • Herta Müller
  • Nayomi Munaweera
  • Alice Munro - prior to 2018
  • Lady Murasaki Shikubu
  • Iris Murdoch
  • Tamar Myers

 

 

N

  • Barbara Nadel
  • Nora Nadjarian
    Azar Nafisi
  • Meera Nair
  • Elma Napier
  • Sylvia Nasar
  • Taslima Nasrin
  • Shizuko Natsuki - 2019
  • Marguerite de Navarre
  • Gloria Naylor
  • Irène Némirovsky - 2018
  • Katherine Neville
  • Virginia Nicholson
  • Anaïs Nin - prior to 2018
  • Ingrid Noll - prior to 2018
  • Kathleen Norris
  • Elizabeth Norton
  • Amélie Nothomb
  • Mary Novik - prior to 2018
  • Naomi Novik
  • Frances Noyes Hart
  • Tiina Nunnally

 

 

O

  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Michelle Obama - 2019
  • Tea Obreht - prior to 2018
  • Edna O'Brien - prior to 2018
  • Carol O'Connell
  • Flannery O'Connor - prior to 2018
  • Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Nuala O'Faolain
  • Margaret A. Ogola
  • Sofi Oksanen
  • Tillie Olsen
    Iris Origo
  • Susan Orlean
  • Margaret Oliphant
  • Emmuska Orczy - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • Mary Orr
  • Anna Maria Ortese - prior to 2018
  • Perri O'Shaughnessy
  • Elsa Osorio - prior to 2018
  • Meta Osredkar
  • Isabel Ostrander
  • Delia Owens
  • Helen Oyeyemi
  • Ruth Ozeki
  • Cynthia Ozick

 

 

P

  • Tina Packer
  • Sydney Padua
  • Elaine Pagels
  • Sara Paretsky - prior to 2018
  • Sandra Paretti - prior to 2018
  • He-ran Park
    Park Wan-Suh
  • Dorothy Parker
  • I.J. Parker
  • Teresa de la Parra
  • S.J. Parris - prior to 2018
  • Rachel Pastan
  • Ann Patchett - prior to 2018
  • Jill Paton Walsh
  • Renee Patrick
  • Olena Pchilka
    Nancy Pearl
  • Maggie Pearson
  • Iva Pekárková
  • Sharon Kay Penman - prior to 2018
  • Stef Penney - 2019
  • Louise Penny
  • Andrea Penrose
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman - prior to 2018
  • Régine Pernoud
  • Anne Perry - 2018 and prior
  • Lakshmi Persaud
  • Ellis Peters / Edith Pargeter - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • Elizabeth Peters (Barbara Mertz, aka Barbara Michaels) - 2019
  • Kathryn Petras
    Katja Petrowskaja
    Alice Piciocchi
  • Nancy Pickard
  • Jodi Picoult
  • Hazel Pierce
  • Tamora Pierce
  • Marge Piercy
  • Christine de Pizan - prior to 2018
  • Jean Plaidy (Eleanor Hibbert, aka Victoria Holt & Philippa Carr) - prior to 2018
  • Sylvia Plath - prior to 2018
  • Margaret Pointer
  • Sarah B. Pomeroy
  • Elena Poniatowska
  • Angelia Poon
  • Katherine Anne Porter
  • Linda Porter
  • Beatrix Potter - prior to 2018
  • Susan Power
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  • Helen Prejean - prior to 2018
  • Annie Proulx - prior to 2018
  • Elinore Pruitt Stewart
  • Barbara Pym - 2019
  • Hilary Pym

 

 

Q

  • Rachel de Queiroz
  • Amanda Quick
  • D.M. Quincy
  • Anna Quindlen - 2018 and prior
  • Qiu Miaojin

 

 

R

  • Lea Rabin
  • Ann Radcliffe
  • Michèle Rakotoson
    Ilma Rakusa
    Ann Rand
    Esther Randriamamonjy
    Claudia Rankine
  • Carol Daugherty Rasnic - prior to 2018
  • Gwen Raverat
  • Pauline Réage
  • Dolores Redondo - 2019
    Ruth Reichl
  • Kathy Reichs - prior to 2018
  • Susanne Reiter
  • Ruth Rendell (aka Barbara Vine) - 2018 and prior
  • Laura Restrepo
  • Barbara Reynolds
  • Lucy Ribchester
  • Dorothy Richardson
  • Henry Handel Richardson (Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson)
  • Brenda Rickman Vantrease
  • Stella Rimington - 2018 and prior
  • Ann Rinaldi
  • Margaret Rivers Larminie
  • Candace Robb
  • J.D. Robb
  • Alice Roberts
  • Mary Roberts Rinehart - 2018, 2019
  • Marilynne Robinson
  • Roxana Robinson
  • Judith Rock
  • Katrin Rohde
  • Elizabeth Romer
  • Sally Rooney
  • Henriette Roosenburg
  • Nelly Rosario
  • Liza Ross
  • Colette Rossant
  • Christina Rossetti - prior to 2018
  • Roswitha von Gandersheim - prior to 2018
  • Angeline Rothermundt
  • Laura Joh Rowland
  • J.K. Rowling - 2018 and prior
  • Arundhati Roy - prior to 2018
  • Gabrielle Roy
  • Priscilla Royal
  • Joanna Russ
  • Harriet Rutland
  • Sofie Ryan

 

 

S

  • Vita Sackville-West
  • Jehan Sadat
  • Françoise Sagan
  • Kurban Said
  • Angela Saini
  • Dora Jessie Saint (Miss Read)
    Rebecca Salonen
    Preeta Samarasan
  • George Sand - prior to 2018
  • Cora Sandel
  • Deborah Santana
  • Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
  • Sappho - prior to 2018
  • Marjane Satrapi
  • Beth Saulnier
  • Dorothy L. Sayers - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • Ruth Scarborough
  • Andrea Schacht
  • Katherine West Scheil
  • Stacy Schiff
    Diane Schoemperlen
  • June Schlueter - 2018
  • Harriet Scott Chessman
  • Lisa Scottoline - prior to 2018
  • Alice Sebold - prior to 2018
  • Lisa See
  • Anna Seghers - prior to 2018
  • Sei Shōnagon
  • Annemarie Selinko - prior to 2018
  • Nilanjana Sengupta
  • Barbara Seranella
  • Julia Serano
  • Renata Šerelytė
  • Diane Setterfield - 2018
  • Anna Sewell - prior to 2018
  • Elif Shafak - 2019
  • Rashmila Shakya
  • Kamila Shamsie - 2018
  • Phyllis Shand Allfrey
  • Beth Shapiro
  • Mary Shelley - prior to 2018
  • Carol Shields
  • Kyung-sook Shin
  • Katharine Sim
  • Luafata Simanu-Klutz
  • Helen Simonson
  • Helen Simpson
  • Mary Sinclair
  • Sally Singhateh
  • Maj Sjöwall (& Per Wahlöö)
  • Margaret Skea
  • Rebecca Skloot
  • Karin Slaughter
  • Jane Smiley
  • Ali Smith - prior to 2018
  • Betty Smith
    Dodie Smith
  • Julie Smith
  • Shelley Smith
  • Zadie Smith
  • Akanisi Sobusobu
    Zaharia Soilihi
  • Rebecca Solnit
  • Susan Sontag - prior to 2018
  • Sonia Sotomayor
  • Diana Souhami
  • Muriel Spark - prior to 2018
  • Annie Spence
  • Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • Johanna Spyri - prior to 2018
  • Anne-Louise-Germaine de Staël (Madame de Staël)
  • Freya Stark
  • Gertrude Stein
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Regis Tove Stella
  • Carola Stern - prior to 2018
  • Amy Stewart
  • Mary Stewart - prior to 2018
  • Sarah Stockwell
    Sarah Stone
  • Rebecca Stott
  • Jean Strouse
  • Susan Stryker
  • Andrea Stuart
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay - prior to 2018
  • Kate Summerscale - prior to 2018
  • Rachel Swaby
  • Beverly Swerling
  • S.D. Sykes
  • Magda Szabó
    Wisława Szymborska

 

 

T

  • Lalita Tademy
  • Véronique Tadjo
    Jillian Tamaki
    Mariko Tamaki
  • Amy Tan - 2018 and prior
  • Natasha Tarpley
  • Donna Tartt
  • Irma Tawelidse
  • Mary Taylor Simeti
  • Vianney K Teabo
  • Janne Teller
  • Edith Templeton
  • F. Tennyson Jesse
  • Sheri S. Tepper - prior to 2018
  • Mother Teresa
  • Josephine Tey - 2018 and prior
  • Manjushree Thapa
    Angela Thirkell
  • Angie Thomas
  • Flora Thompson
    Kay Thompson
  • Jane Thynne - 2018
  • Grace Tiffany
  • Gillian Tindall
  • James Tiptree Jr. (Alice Bradley Sheldon)
  • Dianne Tittle De Laet
  • Masako Togawa
  • Olga Tokarczuk
  • Pamela D. Toler
  • Claire Tomalin
  • Jean Toomer
  • Lillian de la Torre
  • Stella Tower
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • Rose Tremain - prior to 2018
  • Joanna Trollope
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Gail Tsukiyama
  • Barbara Tuchman
  • Abigail Tucker
  • C.J. Tudor
  • Katy Tur
  • Janette Turner Hospital
  • Helen Tursten - 2018
  • Hilda Twongyeirwe
  • Joyce Tyldesley - prior to 2018
  • Anne Tyler
  • Kathleen Tynan

 

 

U

  • Jenny Uglow
  • Ludmila Ulitskaya - 2018
  • Ellen Ullman
  • Sigrid Undset
  • Chika Unigwe
  • Else Ury - prior to 2018
  • Ayu Utami

 

 

V

  • Catherynne M. Valente
  • Sarah Vaughan
  • Jane Vejjajiva
    Maniue Vilsoni
  • Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell) - 2018 and prior
  • Serena Vitale
  • Anoeschka Von Meck
  • Susan Vreeland

 

 

W

  • Alice Walker
  • Amy Wallace
  • Maureen Waller
  • Harriet Walter - prior to 2018
  • Minette Walters
  • Evangeline Walton
  • Jo Walton
  • Wang Chen-ho
    Ayeta Anne Wangusa
  • Sarah Waters
  • Winifred Watson
  • Tiffany Watt Smith
  • Betty Webb
  • Cicely Veronica Wedgwood
    Simone Weil
  • Alison Weir - prior to 2018
  • Eudora Welty - prior to 2018
  • Patricia Wentworth - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • Debbie Lee Wesselmann - prior to 2018
  • Rebecca West
  • Kate Westbrook - 2018
  • Megan Whalen Turner
  • Edith Wharton - 2018 and prior
  • Jennie N. Wheatley
    Phillis Wheatley
  • Sara Wheeler
  • Ethel Lina White - 2018
  • Samantha Wilcoxson - prior to 2018
  • Ellen Wilkinson - 2019
  • Margery Williams - prior to 2018
  • Wendy Williams
  • Valerie Plame Wilson - 2018
  • Jeanette Winterson - prior to 2018
  • Margaret Wise Brown - prior to 2018
  • Susan Wittig Albert
  • Christa Wolf - prior to 2018
  • Mary Wollstonecraft - prior to 2018
  • Faith Wolseley
  • Barbara Wood
  • Frances Wood
  • Paula L. Woods
  • Virginia Woolf - prior to 2018, 2019
  • Jennifer Worth
  • Mary Wortley Montagu
  • Jennifer Wright - 2018
  • Marian Wright Edelman
  • Andrea Wulf
  • Honor Wyatt

 

 

X

  • Xinran (Xuē Xīnrán) - 2018, 2019

 

 

Y

  • Tiphanie Yanique
  • Jane Yolen
  • Banana Yoshimoto - 2018
  • Marguerite Youcenar - prior to 2018

 

 

Z

  • Oksana Zabuzhko
    Adela Zamudio
  • Juli Zeh - 2018
  • Jamie Zeppa
  • Xianliang Zhang
  • Edith M. Ziegler
  • Feenie Ziner
    Jennifer Zoble
  • Stefanie Zweig