ELLE: 12 great female writers recommend their 40 favorite female writers


The April 2014 issue of Elle magazine features an article in which 12 current female writers of consequence recommend their favorite women authors. Their recommendations are very solid and should give any reader a long list of titles to add to their “To Be Read” list/stack.


However, as is usually the case with articles like this, many worthwhile female writers were not mentioned. So allow ME to mention them, because they belong on any list of “women writers you should read.”

Barbara Kingsolver

Jane Smiley

Louis Erdrich

Ann Patchett

Roxana Robinson

Lauren Groff

Marisa Silver

Sue Miller

Jesmyn Ward

Karen Russell

Joyce Maynard

Alafair Burke

Rilla Askew

Joan Wickersham

Jennifer Haigh

Sandra Cisneros

Helen Oyeyemi

Rebecca Lee

Molly Antopol

Eleanor Catton

Amanda Coplin

NoViolet Bulawayo

Ru Freeman

Cara Hoffman

Kristiana Kahakauwila

Katey Schultz

Hannah Kent

Helene Wecker


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