10 Most All Time Powerful Women Writers

In the honor of International Women’s Day we have brought a list of 10 all time most powerful women writers. These are the writers whose work needs to be treasured and get inspired from. Though this list could be endless but our editorial team has limit the list to just 10 by selecting the names of these  all time most powerful women authors.

1. Emily Dickinson: When people think of poets from the 19th century, they think of this woman. She is one of America’s greatest poets who lived most of her life in seclusion. Known for her poetic style that broke the molds of traditional English Poetry and received widespread literary praise for the bold and unconventional style.

2. Kate Chopin: Considered one of the most significant writers of her time, she is the first feminist writer that questioned femininity and all other things relating to it. The protagonist of her most famous novel ”The Awakening” grapples with her unorthodox views on womanhood and motherhood.

3. J.K. Rowling: Rowling is a British author, best known as the creator of the Harry Potter series. The Harry Potter collection have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards and has sold more than 400 million copies. The leading magazine editors of Britain have named her as the ‘Most Influential Women in Britain’.

4. Virginia Woolf: Regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the 20th century, she was one of the significant figures in London Literary Society during the interwar period. Her most famous works include the novels ‘Mrs. Dalloway’, ‘To the Lighthouse’ and ‘Orlando’.

5. Arundhati Roy: An Indian Novelist who made the headlines around the world when she became a first Indian woman to win the ‘Man Booker Prize’ in 1997 for her novel-‘The God of Small Things’. She has become an ardent advocate of social and economic justice for the country’s oppressed minorities.

6. Jane Austen: one of the most popular female authors whose works of romantic fiction earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her novels remain highly popular even today. She wrote at that time when female writers were rarely found, thus helping pave the way for future women writers.

7. George Eliot: One of the leading writers of the Victorian Era, Mary Anne Evans wrote under the pseudonym of George Eliot. Her well known novels ‘Middle march’ and ‘Mill on the Floss’ are known for their realism and psychological insight.

8. Sylvia Plath: She was the first poet to win a Pulitzer Prize posthumously for the ‘Collected Poems’. Sylvia Plath is credited with advancing the genre of Confessional poetry. She is famously known for her novel ‘The Bell Jar’ which is influential as well as controversial as it follows the protagonist’s descent into mental illness which proved to be semi-autobiographical.

9. Jhumpa Lahiri: An Indian American author who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2000 for her debut short story collection ‘Interpreter of Maladies‘. Her first novel ‘The Namesake’ was adapted into the popular movie of the same name.

10. Margaret Atwood: Atwood though is best known for her work as a novelist but she is also a poet. Her poems have been inspired by myths and fairy tales in which she has been interested from an early age. Atwood is among the most honored authors of fiction in the recent history.

We invite our readers to share and comment the name of any other women writer that they believe will fit in this list.

“Happy Women’s Day”

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