Tag Archives: Women Writers

Women (Writers) Kick Ass!

Just blogged about some kickass women writers over at Specter Magazine‘s Tumblr. You should read the post, and then go read these women! (Here’s an excerpt:)

…My list would include, but not be limited to, in no specific order: Lidia Yuknavitch, Antonia Crane, Jane Smiley, xTx, Roxane Gay, Ethel Rohan, Emma Straub, Elissa Schappell, Zadie Smith, Grace Krilanovich, Amy Hempel, Nicole Krauss, Ayelet Waldman, Jo Ann Beard, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Danzy Senna, Rivka Galchen, Annam Manthiram, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Amelia Gray, Aimee Bender, Nami Mun, Ann Beattie, Monica Ali, Emma Donoghue, Jennifer Egan; my 3 MFA mentors (all women)—Patricia Lear, Amy Hassinger and Catherine Texier; Joan Didion, Karen Shoemaker, Alana Noel Voth, Alissa Nutting and Rachel B. Glaser…

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Women Writers Who Are Better Than V.S. Naipaul (A Facebook Thread)

Last Friday on Facebook, I began a thread to deconstruct V. S. Naipaul’s claim that no woman writer was/is equal to him. It turns out it didn’t take much effort to compile a fantastic list of women writers who are not only equal to Naipaul in any measurable capacity but superior and, more importantly, infinitely more readable. Here is the thread in its entirety:

Female Authors [off the top of my head] who I like better than V.S. Naipaul: Zadie Smith, Monica Ali, Flannery O’Connor, Ann Beattie, Patricia Lear, Catherine Texier, Amy Hassinger, Karen Russell, Toni Morrison, Yiyun Li, Tea Obreht, Amy Hempel, Marilynne Robinson, Jane Smiley, Mary Robison, Katherine Dunn, Aimee Bender, Joan Didion, JANE AUSTEN, ZZ Packer…

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