My favorite female writer would be Jane Austen but I like the Bronte sisters too although I prefer Emily a bit more. I also really liked Harper Lee.
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past - The Great Gatsby
Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice - Polonius (Hamlet)
im shocked that Zadie Smith wasn't mentioned. I think she's brilliant.
White Teeth and On Beauty are both great. She also has a new novel coming out in a few months titled NW
The best female writers are
1- George Eliot
2- Jane Austen
3- Charlotte Bronte
4- Emily Bronte
Emily Bronte <3
I like Jane Austen and Bronte sisters. I haven’t come across much of Harper Lee’s work but I enjoyed reading To Kill a Mocking Bird.
Nearly ev'rybody passes by Anne Bronte. Why ? Her "Agnes Grey" is a Template.
Lorrie Moore (Best Short Story writer there is today).
"Don't Drink Drive Smoke and Fly"
Man to Computer:"did we bring batteries?" Computer: ......
Art doesn't look as good when it goes down in value"
"jimmy crack corn and I don't care"
I think it's interesting how prominent female writers were in the nineteenth-century. When someone asks you what the best writers of that century were, a Bronte or Austen would come to mind immediately. If you asked who the best writers of the 20th century were, would you immediately think of a female writer? (maybe Virginia Woolf)
I don't like most female authors. That typed ... J.K. Rowling's first four books were okay. Joan Didion is good. Virginia Woolf. Robin Hobb. Shirley Jackson. Daphne du Maurier. Sylvia Plath. There are a few more.
I like George Eliot.
When I am reading a book and discover that the author is a woman, I often put the book down.
I have no idea why this is; I simply find myself repelled by female writers. This isn't always the case but most of the time it is.
I have to consciously try to stop this because I know I'm missing out on a lot of great work, but somehow it is really difficult. I'm not sexist regarding other things but somehow it is really hard for me in in literature. I suppose it's easier to read poetry written by a woman, but when it comes to prose I struggle. This must end!