Top 101 Women Authors

  1. Jane Austen
    • Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park
  2. Charlotte Brontë
    • Jane Eyre, Emma
  3. Mary Shelley
    • Frankenstein, Falkner
  4. Virginia Woolf
    • Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, A Room of One’s Own
  5. Agatha Christie
    • A Witness for the Prosecution, And Then There Were None
  6. K. Rowling
    • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Casual Vacancy
  7. Louisa May Alcott
    • Jo’s Boys, Little Women, Little Men
  8. Harper Lee
    • To Kill a Mockingbird
  9. Emily Dickinson
    • The complete poems, The letters, Acts of Light: The World of Emily
  10. George Eliot
    • Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life, Silas Marner, Daniel Deronda
  11. Emily Brontë
    • Wuthering Heights
  12. Daphne du Maurier
    • Rebecca, The Birds, Jamaica Inn
  13. Sylvia Plath
    • The Bell Jar
  14. Margaret Atwood
    • The Year of the Flood, The Circle Game, Cat’s Eye
  15. Edith Wharton
    • Ethan Frome, The Age of Innocence
  16. Toni Morrison
    • Jazz, The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon
  17. Flannery O’Connor
    • Wise Blood, A Good Man Is Hard to Find
  18. Dorothy Parker
    • A Star Is Born, Dusk Before Fireworks
  19. Willa Cather
    • Death Comes for the Archbishop, A Lost Lady, My Ántonia
  20. Elizabeth Gaskell
    • North and South, Cranford, Mary Barton
  21. Judy Blume
    • Tiger Eyes, Freckle Juice, Are You There God? It’s Me
  22. Patricia Highsmith
    • The Talented Mr. Ripley, The American Friend, Strangers on a Train
  23. Carson McCullers
    • The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, The Member of the Wedding
  24. Maya Angelou
    • I Shall Not Be Moved, The Heart of a Woman, I Know Why the Caged Bird
  25. D. James
    • The Children of Men, Cover Her Face, The Private Patient
  26. Iris Murdoch
    • The Bell, Under the Net, The Sea
  27. Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Always Coming Home, The Day Before the Revolution
  28. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    • Gift from the Sea, Listen! the Wind, North to the Orient
  29. Kate Chopin
    • The Awakening, Bayou Folk, A Night in Acadie
  30. Dorothy L. Sayers
    • The Nine Tailors, Murder Must Advertise, Gaudy Night
  31. Shirley Jackson
    • The Haunting of Hill House, The Lottery
  32. Barbara Kingsolver
    • The Poisonwood Bible, The Bean Trees, Animal
  33. Eudora Welty
    • The Optimist’s Daughter, A Curtain of Green, The Robber Bridegroom
  34. Mary Wollstonecraft
    • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and ...
  35. Enid Blyton
    • Adventures of the Wishing Chair, The Enchanted Wood
  36. Doris Lessing
    • The Golden Notebook, The Grass Is Singing, Shikasta
  37. Gertrude Stein
    • E.D., Fernhurst, Three Lives
  38. Baroness Emma Orczy
    • The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Triumph of the Scarlet …
  39. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Sonnets from the Portuguese, Poems and Letters, New Poems by Robert …
    • Many don’t know about her excellent book-length poem Aurora Leigh.
  40. Phillipa Gregory
    • The Other Boleyn Girl, Wideacre, Earthly Joys
  41. Patricia Cornwell
    • Cause of Death, Unnatural Exposure, Blow Fly
  42. Isabel Allende
    • La casa de los espíritus, Daughter of Fortune, Eva Luna
  43. Alice Munro
    • Runaway, The View From Jupiter
  44. Betty Friedan
    • The Fountain of Age, The Feminine Mystique
  45. Alice Walker
    • The Color Purple, Possessing the Secret of Joy, The Temple of My Familiar …
  46. Anne Frank
    • The Diary of a Young Girl
  47. Thea von Harbou
    • Metropolis, M, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
  48. Božena Němcová
    • Granny, Čertík, The village under mountains
  49. Zora Neale Hurston
    • Sweat, Their Eyes Were Watching God
  50. Dorothy M. Johnson
    • A Man Called Horse, The Hanging Tree, The Return of a Man Called Horse
  51. Edna St. Vincent Millay
    • Renascence and Other Poems, A Few Figs From Thistles: Poems and Four …
  52. Margaret Mitchell
    • Gone with the Wind, Lost Laysen, Talking Business (In French)
  53. Anne McCaffrey
    • Dragonflight, Dragonsong, Sassinak
  54. Ruth Rendell
    • A Dark-Adapted Eye, To Fear a Painted Devil, A Judgement in Stone
  55. Annie Proulx
    • The Shipping News, Fine Just the Way It Is, Brokeback Mountain
  56. Martina Cole
    • Goodnight Lady, The Graft, The Jump
  57. Anne Rice
    • Interview with the Vampire, The Queen of the Damned
  58. Rachel Carson
    • Silent Spring, The Sea Around Us, The Edge of the Sea
  59. Diana Gabaldon
    • Outlander, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Voyage
  60. Anaïs Nin
    • Henry and June, Little Birds, Delta of Venus
  61. E. Hinton
    • Rumble Fish, The Outsiders, That Was Then
  62. Simone de Beauvoir
    • She Came to Stay, The Mandarins, The Second Sex
  63. Arundhati Roy
    • The God of Small Things, Electric Moon, In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones …
  64. Katherine Mansfield
    • The Garden Party, Something Childish But Very Natural, Prelude
  65. Maeve Binchy
    • Circle of Friends, Light a Penny Candle, Silver Wedding
  66. Jeanette Winterson
    • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, The Passion, Lighthousekeeping
  67. Audre Lorde
    • The Cancer Journals, The Marvelous Arithmetic of Distance: Poems …
  68. Hélène Carrère d’Encausse
    • La déstalinisation commence, Confiscated power, The End of the Soviet …
  69. Nora Roberts
    • Irish Thoroughbred, Sweet revenge, Spellbound
  70. Geneviève Dormann
    • Coup de Grâce, Colette–a passion for life, Mauritius from the air …
  71. L. Travers
    • Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins and the House Next Door, Mary Poppins From A to …
  72. Joan Didion
    • The Panic in Needle Park, A Star Is Born, Play It as It Lays
  73. Christine de Rivoyre
    • The sultans
  74. Countess of Ségur
    • La fortune de Gaspard, Les Deux Nigauds, Mémoires d’un âne …
  75. Sibylle Lewitscharoff
  76. Astrid Lindgren
    • Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter, Pippi Longstocking
  77. Simone Weil
    • The Iliad, Or, The Poem of Force
  78. Katherine Anne Porter
    • The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter, Ship of Fools, Noon Wine …
  79. Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    • Moving the Mountain, The Yellow Wallpaper, Women and Economics
  80. Christina Rossetti
    • What Is Pink?, The Skylark, From Queens’ Gardens
  81. Annie Dillard
    • An American Childhood, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Late Harvest
  82. Erica Jong
    • How to Steal Millions, Fanny, Fear of Flying
  83. Anne Sexton
    • Live or Die, The Wizard’s Tears
  84. Cynthia Ozick
    • A Century of Arts and Letters, Fame & Folly, The Puttermesser Papers …
  85. Zadie Smith
    • Piece of Flesh, The Autograph Man, White Teeth
  86. Elizabeth Bishop
    • Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters
  87. Adrienne Rich
    • On Lies, Secrets and Silence; Blood, Bread
  88. Joyce Carol Oates
    • Black Water, What I Lived For, Blonde
  89. Susan Sontag
    • Under the Sign of Saturn, Against Interpretation, Promised Lands
  90. Anita Shreve
    • The Pilot’s Wife, Testimony, All he ever wanted
  91. Catherine Cookson
    • The whip, The upstart, The Mallen girl
  92. Georgette Heyer
    • Frederica, The Foundling, Regency Buck
  93. Jean Rhys
    • Wide Sargasso Sea, Good Morning, Midnight
  94. Dubravka Ugrešić
    • In the Jaws of Life, Kultura laži, Thank you for not reading
  95. Denise Levertov
    • Collection of serials with contributions by or articles about Denise …
  96. Jean M. Auel
    • The Plains of Passage, The Mammoth Hunters
  97. Shirley Conran
    • Lace
  98. Lorrie Moore
    • Anagrams, Like life, A Gate at the Stairs
    • Birds of America, Self-Help
  99. Agota Kristof
    • L’ heure grise et autres pièces, Der Beweis, The third lie
  100. Elfriede Jelinek
    • The Piano Teacher, Malina, Greed
  101. Donna Tartt
    • The Goldfinch, The Secret History

 

 

 

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