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text 2020-07-02 15:15
Around the World in 80 Books Mostly by Female Authors: Master Update Post

[World map created with Mapchart.net]

 

The aim: To diversify my reading and read as many books as possible (not necessarily 80) set in, and by authors from, countries all over the world.  Female authors preferred.  If a book is set in a location other than that of the author's nationality, it can apply to either (but not both).

 

On the map I'm only tracking new reads, not also rereads.

 

This is a project continued from 2019.  2020 reads for a country already covered in 2019 will override the 2019 reads.  (2019 books listed below the page break.)

 

The Books:

Africa

Nigeria

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: We Should All Be Feminists (new)

 

South Africa

Agatha Christie: The Grand Tour: Letters and Photographs from the British Empire Expedition 1922 (new)

 

Ghana

Yaa Gyasi: Homegoing (new)

 

Burundi

Gaël Faye: Petit pays (Small Country) (new)

 

 

 

 

 

Americas

USA

Martha Wells: All Systems Red (new)

Sarah-Jane Stratford: Radio Girls (new)

Various Authors, Lee Child (ed.): Mystery Writers of America Presents: Vengeance (new)

Tamora Pierce: Alanna: The First Adventure, In the Hands of the Goddess, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man, and Lioness Rampant (all new)

Scott Lynch: The Lies of Locke Lamora (new)

Sonia Sotomayor: My Beloved World (new)

Charles Portis: True Grit (new)

Sara Paretsky: Indemnity Only (new)

Lee Goldberg: Lost Hills (new)

Anne Fadiman: Confessions of a Common Reader (new)

Martha Grimes: The Horse You Came In On (new)

Anthony Boucher: The Case of the Baker Street Originals (new)

Otto Penzler (ed.) & Various Authors: Murder at the Racetrack, Dangerous Women, and Bibliomysteries (all new)

Ian Doescher: William Shakespeare's Star Wars - Verily, A New Hope (new)

Ellery Queen: The Roman Hat Mystery (new)

 

Antigua

Jamaica Kincaid: A Small Place (new)

 

Peru

Nicholas Shakespeare: The Dancer Upstairs (new)

 

 

 

 

Asia

Philippines

Mia Alvar: In the Country (new)

 

Syria

Rafik Schami: Murmeln meiner Kindheit (My Childhood's Marbles) (new)

 

India

Barbara Cleverly: Ragtime in Simla (new)

 

Armenia

Eve Makis: The Spice Box Letters (new)

 

 

 

 

 

Australia / Oceania

Australia

Holly Throsby: Goodwood (new)

 

 

 

 

 

Europe

United Kingdom

Gladys Mitchell: Death Comes at Christmas (aka Dead Men's Morris), Speedy Death, and The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop, The Saltmarsh Murders, and Death at the Opera (all new)

Agatha Christie: 12 Radio Mysteries, Towards Zero, Ordeal by Innocence, The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories, Cat Among the Pigeons, and Dumb Witness (all revisited on audio)

E.M. Delafield: The Diary of a Provincial Lady (new)

Dorothy Dunnett: The Game of Kings (new)

David Ashton: McLevy, Series 1 & 2 (new)

Elizabeth George: I, Richard (revisited on audio)

Ngaio Marsh: Scales of Justice (twice), Overture to Death, Light Thickens, Dead Water, Death at the Bar, Enter a Murderer, A Man Lay Dead, Death on the Air and Other Stories, When in Rome, Singing in the Shrouds, False Scent, and Final Curtain (all revisited on audio)

Tony Riches: Jasper and Henry (both new)

John Bercow: Unspeakable (new)

Patricia Wentworth: The Case of William Smith, The Case Is Closed, and Pilgrim's Rest (all new), Miss Silver Comes to Stay (reread)

Colin Dexter: Last Bus to Woodstock (revisited on audio)

Raymond Postgate: Somebody at the Door and Verdict of Twelve (both new)

Ellis Peters: The Sanctuary Sparrow and An Excellent Mystery (both revisited on audio)

J. Jefferson Farjeon: Thirteen Guests (new)

Terry Manners: The Man Who Became Sherlock Holmes (new)

Margery Allingham: The Beckoning Lady, Black Plumes (both new), Death of a Ghost, Mystery Mile, Sweet Danger, Dancers in Mourning, Flowers for the Judge, and Police at the Funeral (all revisited on audio), My Friend Mr. Campion and Other Stories (new), and The Case of the Late Pig (reread)

P.D. James: BBC 4 Radio Collection (7 full cast adaptations) (revisited)

Keith Frankel: Granada's Greatest Detective (new)

Cyril Hare: Tragedy at Law (new)

Georgette Heyer: No Wind of Blame (reread)

Joy Ellis: The Patient Man (new)

Anne Perry: Defend and Betray (new)

Michael Cox: A Study in Celluloid (new)

Emmuska Orczy: Lady Molly of Scotland Yard (new)

Val McDermid: Broken Ground (new)

Josephine Tey: A Daughter of Time (reread), Miss Pym Disposes, Dickon (as Gordon Daviot), The Man in the Queue, To Love and Be Wise, A Shilling for Candles, and The Singing Sands (all new)

Detection Club: Ask a Policeman (new)

Susanna Gregory: An Unholy Alliance (new)

R. Austin Freeman: The Red Thumb Mark (new)

Alan Melville: Weekend at Thrackley (new)

Dorothy L. Sayers: Busman's Honeymoon and Love All (plays) (both new)

Bernard Capes: The Myystery of the Skeleton Key (new)

Ruth Rendell: A Judgement in Stone (new)

P.G. Wodehouse: Thank You, Jeeves and Jeeves in the Offing (both new)

Clemence Dane & Helen Simpson: Enter Sir John (new)

Pete Brown: Shakespeare's Local (new)

Christianna Brand: Green for Danger, Death in High Heels, Tour de Force, and Heads You Lose (all new)

Bernardine Evaristo: Girl, Woman, Other (new)

Arthur Conan Doyle: The Ultimate Sherlock Holmes Collection (posthumous compilation) (audio revisit of selected short stories)
 

Iceland

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir: The Legacy (new)

 

Italy

Patricia Moyes: Dead Men Don't Ski (new)

 

France

J. Jefferson Farjeon: Seven Dead (new)

Freeman Wills Crofts: The Cask (new)

Jean-Francois Parot: L'énigme des Blancs-Manteaux (new)

 

Sweden

Helene Tursten: Night Rounds (new)

 

Hungary

Patrick Leigh Fermor: Between the Woods and the Water (new)

 

Romania:

Olivia Manning: The Great Fortune (new)

 

Austria:

Lili Grün: Alles ist Jazz (new)

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Saša Stanišić: Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert and Herkunft (both new)

 

 

 

The "Gender Wars" Stats:

Read in 2020, to date:

Books by female authors: 89

- new: 55

- rereads: 34

 

Books by male authors: 36

- new: 34

- rereads: 2

 

Books by F & M mixed teams / anthologies: 5

- new: 5

- rereads:

 

 

 

The Reading Lists:

AFRICA: 

http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/974/africa

 

LATIN / SOUTH AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN: 

http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/975/latin-south-america-and-caribbean

 

EAST / SOUTHEAST ASIA AND OCEANIA: 

http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/981/east-southeast-asia-and-oceania

 

MIDDLE EAST AND CENTRAL ASIA: 

http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/977/middle-east-and-central-asia

 

EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE: 

http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/978/eastern-and-central-europe

 

WOMEN WRITERS (global list):

http://themisathena.booklikes.com/post/1618777/women-writers-reading-list

 

 

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text 2020-06-28 14:30
Around the World in 80 books (mostly) by female authors

Inspired by themis-athena's own post and challenge. I also need to read more books from different authors than I usually do, so I decided to try this out, albeit with a couple changes.

 

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review 2020-03-15 20:45
February and Mid-March 2020 Reading Update
Small Country - Gaël Faye,Dominic Hoffman,Sarah Ardizzone
Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi,Dominic Hoffman
My Beloved World - Sonia Sotomayor,Rita Moreno
In the Country - Mia Alvar,Fidel Castro,Nancy Wu
Unspeakable: The Autobiography - John Bercow
The Grand Tour: Letters and Photographs from the British Empire Expedition 1922 - Mathew Prichard,Agatha Christie
Granada's Greatest Detective: A Guide to the Classic Sherlock Holmes Television Series - Keith Frankel
Dead Men Don't Ski - Patricia Moyes
Death of a Ghost - Margery Allingham,Francis Matthews
Henry: Book Three of the Tudor Trilogy - Tony Riches,James Young

I never got around to doing this at the end of February, so what the heck ... I might as well include the first two weeks of March, since that month is half over at this point already, too.  But then, February was such a universal suck-fest in RL that I didn't even make it here for the better part of the month to begin with.  (Don't even ask.)  So much for my hope back in January that things might be looking up ...

 

So, lots and lots of comfort reading in the past 1 1/2 months; Golden and Silver Age mysteries aplenty, both new and from the reread department -- but I also managed to honor Black History Month and advance my Around the World, Women Writers, and 221B Baker Street and Beyond reading projects.  In perhaps the weirdest turnout of the past couple of weeks, I even managed to include two "almost buddy reads" (reading books that others had recently finished or were reading concurrently -- Patricia Moyes's Dead Men Don't Ski and Freeman Will Crofts's The Cask) and, before vanishing into my February RL black hole, a real buddy read with BT of John Bercow's excellent (though somewhat unfortunately-titled) memoir, Unspeakable

 

Number of books read since February 1: 27.

Of these:

 

Black History Month

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: We Should All Be Feminists

Yaa Gyasi: Homegoing

Gaël Faye: Petit pays (Small Country)

 

Around the World

-- counting only books by non-Caucasian authors and / or set neither in Europe nor in the mainland U.S.:

The three above-mentioned books, plus

Sonia Sotomayor: My Beloved World

Mia Alvar: In the Country

Matthew Pritchard (ed.), Agatha Christie: The Grand Tour: Letters and Photographs from the British Empire Expedition 1922

 

221B Baker Street and Beyond

Terry Manners: The Man Who Became Sherlock Holmes

Keith Frankel: Granada's Greatest Detective

 

Golden Age Mysteries

4 by Ngaio Marsh (all rereads): Overture to Death, Light Thickens, Dead Water, Death at the Bar

4 by Margery Allingham (2 rereads, 2 new): The Beckoning Lady, Death of a Ghost, Mystery Mile, Black Plumes

1 by Patricia Wentworth (new): The Case of William Smith

2 by J. Jefferson Farjeon (both new): Seven Dead and Thirteen Guests

1 by Raymond Postgate (new): Somebody at the Door

1 by Freeman Wills Crofts (new): The Cask

 

Silver Age and Other Mysteries

Patricia Moyes: Dead Men Don't Ski (new)

Colin Dexter: Last Bus to Woodstock (reread)

Ellis Peters: The Sanctuary Sparrow (reread)

P.D. James / BBC Radio: 7 dramatizations (Cover Her Face, Devices and Desires, A Certain Justice, A Taste for Death, The Private Patient, The Skull Beneath the Skin, and An Unsuitable Job for a Woman) -- all revisits as far as the actual books were concerned, as was the dramatization of The Skull Beneath the Skin; the rest of the audios were new to me)

 

Other Books

John Bercow: Unspeakable (memoir)

Tony Riches: Henry (historical fiction)

 

Of all of these, the standout entries were:

 

Gaël Faye: Petit pays (Small Country)

A short but impactful novel tracing the coming-of-age of the son of a French father and a Burundian Tutsi mother, which coming-of-age is rudely interrupted when the genocide in neighboring Rwanda spills over into Burundi.  What starts out as an endearing but somewhat unremarkable read becomes a tale of unspeakable heartbreak in the final part, in which it only took very few pages for the book to completely skewer me.

 

Sonia Sotomayor: My Beloved World

Justice Sotomayor's memoirs of her upbringing in the New York Puerto Rican community, and her unlikely, but doggedly pursued path to Princeton, Yale Law School, and ultimately, the Federal Bench -- fullfilling a dream that had, oddly, started by watching Perry Mason on TV as a child.  I wish Sotomayor hadn't finisihed her book with her appointment as a judge, though I respect the reasons why she decided to do so; and even so, hers is a truly impressive, inspiring story of overcoming a multitude of crippling conditions (type-1 diabetes, poverty, racism, and teachers discouraging rather than inspiring her, to name but a few) to chart out a path in life that even most of those who didin't have to overcome any of these odds would not dare to aspire to.  Throughout the narrative, Sotomayor's genuine empathy with and care for her fellow human beings shines through on many an occasion; not only for her family and friends, and for those disadvantaged by society, but for everybody she encounters -- until and unless they rub her the wrong way, in whch case they will find themselves at the receiving end of a tongue lashing or two.  What particularly impressed me was that Sotomayor, though a staunch defender of Affirmative Action, repeatedly chose not to seek positions as a minority candidate but on a more neutral ticket, fearing she might unduly be buttonholed otherwise.  That sort of thing takes great strength and belief in the universality of her message.

 

Matthew Pritchard / Agatha Christie: The Grand Tour: Letters and Photographs from the British Empire Expedition 1922

Agatha Christie's letters, photos and postcards from the expedition to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and Canada in which her first husband, Archibald, and she were invited to participate out of the blue shortly after the birth of their daughter Rosamund.  Lovingly edited by her grandson Matthew Pritchard, and amplified by the corresponding excerpts from her autobiography, the letters in particular shed an interesting sidelight onto the thinking and life experience of the then-budding future Queen of Crime (her second novel was published while the tour was under way), and to fans, the book is worth the purchase for her photos alone (she had rather a good eye for visual composition, too) ... and for her surfing adventures, reproduced here in their full glory, and in both words and images.

 

John Bercow: Unspeakable 

An impromptu boddy read with BrokenTune; delivered in Bercow's trademark style and doubtlessly offering as much fodder to those determined to hate him as to those who regret his stepping down as Speaker.  I commented on the bits up to the Brexit chapter in a status update at the 70% point; the final part of the book contains much that Bercow had already said repeatedly while still in office, be it in interviews or from the Speaker's chair; yet, while he doesn't hold back with criticism of those whose stance he considers irresponsible, he is also scrupulously fair to all those who, he genuinely believes, are working hard to realize the political aims they consider in the best interests of theiri constituents.  In fact, the chapter about what, in Bercow's opinion, makes a "good" politician, was possibly the most surprising inclusion in the book (and the book worth a read for that chapter alone), heaping praise (and in some instances, scorn) on a wide array of politicians of all parties, regardless whether Bercow shares their views or not. --  Even if no longer from inside the Houses of Parliament, I hope and trust Bercow's voice will remain relevant and weighty in the months and years to come.

 

Patricia Moyes: Dead Men Don't Ski

A huge shout-out to Moonlight Reader for favorably reviewing this book earlier this year and thus bringing it to my attention.  Henry Tibbett and his wife Emmy are a joy to be with, and like MR and Tigus (who has also read the book in the interim), I'll definitely be spending more time in their company in the future.  What I particularly appreciated in addition to the delightful characters created by Ms. Moyes (and the rather cleverly-constructed locked-room mystery at the heart of this book) was the understanding she brought to the book's setting in the German-speaking part of the Italian Alps, which is not only one of the most naturally stunning parts of the entire Alps but also a region fraught with a complicated history, which might have caused a lesser writer to glide off into easy cliché, but which Moyes uses rather skillfully in crafting her story's background.

 

Ngaio Marsh: Light Thickens

The final book of the Roderick Alleyn series and perhaps not everybody's cup of tea, set, as it is, in Marsh's "main" professional domain -- the world of the theatre -- and featuring a plot in which the murder only occurs at the halfway point, almost as an afterthought: and yet, upon revisiting the book, I instantly realized all over again why this (the first mystery by Marsh I'd ever read) was the one book that irresistibly drew me into the series and made me an instant fan.  This isn't so much a mystery as a Shakespearean stage director's love letter to the Bard, and to his "Scottish play" in all of its permutations; as well as to the Shakespearean theatre, and more generally, the world of the stage as such.  Roderick Alleyn (rather far advanced in his career and definitely not having aged in real time) eventually shows up to solve the inevitable murder, faithful sidekick Inspector ("Br'er") Fox in tow and quoting Shakespeare with the best of them, but the stars of the show remain the actors themselves, the play's director (whom those who read the series in order will, at this point, already have encountered in a prior installment), and ultimately, Shakespeare himself.  This may not be everybody's cup of tea in a mystery ... to me, it proved irresistible, the first time around as much as upon revisiting the book now.

 

Margery Allingham: Death of a Ghost

Unlike my reading experience with Allingham's fellow Golden Age Queens of Crime Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie and Ngaio Marsh, that with Margery Allingham's Albert Campion series is a rather checkered one, where instances of true mystery reader's delight repeatedly follow hot on the heels of groan-inducing forays into clichéd, implausible plots populated by cardboard characters, and vice versa.  That said, even upon my first read I considered Death of a Ghost one of the series's absolutely standout entries, and that impression has only been confirmed and reinforced by revisiting the book.  Set in the art world and populated by a cast of fully drawn, quirky characters (some likeable, some decidedly less so), the book lives off Allingham's acerbic wit, which is brought out to great advantage here; and although Campion tumbles to the probable identity of the murderer when we're barely halfway into the book, Allingham easily maintains the reader's interest by keeping the "how" a puzzle, and by tying in a further puzzle whose solution will eventually provide the motive for the murder.  If there is any letdown in the book at all, it's in the murderer's ultimate fate, but by and large, this is a superlative effort.

 

As a side note, I've also concluded that the audio versions of Allingham's novels work decidedly better for me if read by Francis Matthews rather than David Thorpe.  I have no problem with Thorpe as a narrator of other books, but he takes a rather literal approach to Allingham's description of Campion's voice, making it come across almost as a falsetto, which in combination with his overly expressive narration as a whole tends to drive me clean up the wall.  Matthews's delivery, by contrast, while hinting at Campion's vocal patterns, is a bit more matter of fact overall (even though it still leaves plenty of room for characterization, both of people and of plot elements) -- an impression that was swiftly confirmed when a search for further Allingham titles recorded by Matthews threw up a non-Campion mystery of hers, Black Plumes, which in turn also confirmed my impression that some of Allingham's best writing is contained in books other than her Campion mysteries.

 

Overall, the past six (or so) weeks contained a lot of great books, regardless whether rereads or new to me.  The two most-hyped entries in the selection -- Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing and Mia Alvar's In the Country -- proved, almost predictably (for me, anyway), those that I was least impressed with: they were both still solid 4-star reads, but both episodic in nature, with only some of those episodes engaging me as fully (and consequently, blowing me away as much) as, if I'd have believed the hype, I'd have expected the entire books to do.  (I know, I know.  4 stars is still a very respectable showing, and I wouldn't give either book less than that ... and considering that I've been known to one-star overly hyped books when called for, 4 stars is even more pretty darned decent.  Still ... they both, but particularly so Homegoing, would have had so much more potential if they'd been allowed to spread their wings to the full.) -- Of the Golden Age mysteries new to me, the standout was J. Jefferson Farjeon's Thirteen Guests. Tony Riches's Henry provides a well-executed conclusion to his series about the three first significant Tudors (Owen, Jasper, and Henry VII) -- neatly complementing Samantha Wilcoxson's novel about Henry VII's wife Elizabeth of York, Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen -- and the two books focusing on Jeremy Brett and the Granada TV Sherlock Holmes series starring him as Holmes have given me the idea for a Holmes-related special project, which I will, however, probably only get around to later this year (if I get around to it at all, my RL outlook being what it is at the moment).

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text 2020-01-05 16:00
Women Writers: Reading List

 

 

I originally compiled this list for the 2018 Women Writers Bingo, but decided to undust it and continue using it for this year's "Around the World in 80 Books Mostly by Female Authors."

 

Basically this is an extract from my bookshelves (both TBR and read -- "read" where I've already read other books by the same author and am interested in further exploring her work). Further authors are added on an ongoing basis as they come to my notice.  This ought to keep me busy for the next couple of years, I think ...

 

(Note: I'm tracking the precise reading year from 2018 onwards, and only authors read from 2018 onwards are crossed out / checked off.  Rereads count as "read" in the year of the reread for purposes of this list.  Authors who write under several pen names are added to the list under all names, with a note as to their alias(es).)

 

A

  • Marguerite Abouet
    Iris Abraham
    Gabriela Adameșteanu
    Alice Adams
  • Sandra Adell
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Renee Ahdieh - 2019
  • Mouna-Hodan Ahmed
    Deborah S. Akers
  • Leila al-Atrash
    Nujoom Al-Ghanem
    Mayy Al Khalifa
  • Madeleine Albright
  • Louisa May Alcott - prior to 2018
  • Tasha Alexander
  • Svetlana Alexievich
  • Jokha Alharthi
    Samina Ali
  • Isabel Allende - prior to 2018, 2020
  • Lauren K. Alleyne
  • Margery Allingham - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Rajaa Alsanea
  • Mia Alvar - 2020
  • Julia Alvarez - 2019
  • Vicky Alvear Shecter
  • Anita Amirrezvani
  • Tahmima Anam
  • Jessica Anderson
  • Ingrid Andreas
  • Neshani Andreas
  • Donna Andrews - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • Mary Kay Andrews
  • Li Ang
  • Andrea Angeli
  • Maya Angelou
  • Nathacha Appanah
    Monica Arac de Nyeko
    Jean Arasanayagam
  • Hannah Arendt - prior to 2018
  • Elizabeth von Arnim - 2018 and prior
  • Emily Arnold McCully
  • Maureen Ash
  • Frances Ashcroft
  • Mary Astell
  • Thea Astley
  • Diana Athill
  • Kate Atkinson
  • Margaret Atwood - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • Phoebe Atwood Taylor
  • Jane Austen - prior to 2018, 2019
  • Fatma Aydemir

 

 

B

  • Natalie Babbitt
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Beryl Bainbridge - prior to 2018
  • Doreen Baingana
  • Milka Bajić-Poderegin
  • Sarah Bakewell - 2019
  • Asja Bakic
  • Pamela Ball
  • Sandra Balzo
  • Ellen Banda-Aaku
  • Chitra Banerjee Divakarumi - 2019
  • Banine - 2019
    Marjorie Barber - 2020
  • Muriel Barbery
  • Pat Barker
  • Djuna Barnes
  • Linda Barnes
  • Nevada Barr - 2019
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning - prior to 2018
  • Violet Barungi
    Bani Basu
    Natalie Baszile
  • Vicki Baum
  • Mary Beard
  • Simone de Beauvoir
  • Alison Bechdel
  • Zdenka Becker
  • Ilene Beckerman
    Lillian Beckwith
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe - prior to 2018
  • Aphra Behn
  • Lauren Belfer
  • Gertrude Bell - 2019
  • Josephine Bell
  • Gioconda Belli - prior to 2018
  • Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • Carol Lea Benjamin
  • Margot Bennet
  • Isabelle Berrubey
  • Barbara Beuys - prior to 2018
  • Calixthe Beyala
  • Piyali Bhattacharya
    Benazir Bhutto
  • Ruth Binney
  • Elizabeth Bishop
  • Holly Black
  • Julia Blackburn
  • Victoria Blake
  • Moonyeen Blakey
  • Lesley Blanch
    Sophie Blanchy
    Nina Blazon
    - 2019
    Karen (Tania) Blixen (Isak Dinesen)
    - prior to 2018
    Judy Blume
  • Enid Blyton - prior to 2018
  • Tracy Borman
  • Phyllis Bottome - 2018
  • Nora Bossong
  • Margaret Bourke-White
  • Elizabeth Bowen
  • Marjorie Bowen - 2018 and prior
  • Dorothy Bowers
  • Caryl Brahms
  • Pamela Branch
  • Christianna Brand - 2020
  • Charlotte Brontë - prior to 2018
  • Emily Brontë - prior to 2018
  • Anne Brontë - 2018 and prior
  • Geraldine Brooks
  • Nancy Marie Brown
  • Pearl S. Buck - prior to 2018
  • Julia Bührle-Nowikowa
  • Thi Bui
  • Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Jan Burke
  • Fanny Burney
  • Anna Burns
  • Jessie Burton
  • Margaret Busby
  • Stephanie Butland
  • A.S. Byatt - prior to 2018

 

 

C

  • Adèle Caby-Livannah
    Lucy Caldwell
  • Margaret Campbell Barnes
  • Trudi Canavan - 2019
  • Dorothy Canfield
  • Joanna Cannan
  • Charity Cannon Willard
  • Peggy Caravantes
  • Marie Magdeleine Carbet
    Susan Carlile
  • Angela Carter - 2018
  • Miranda Carter
  • Vera Caspary
  • Helen Castor - prior to 2018
  • Willa Cather - prior to 2018
  • Catherine of Siena
  • Eleanor Catton - prior to 2018
  • Elizabeth Chadwick
  • S.A. Chakraborty
  • Saumitra Chakravarty
  • Gertrude Chandler Warner
    Eileen Chang
    Roz Chast
  • Suzanne Chazin
  • Andrée Chedid
  • Ruoxi Chen
  • Tracy Chevalier
  • Marjorie Chibnall
  • Miriam Ching Yoon Louie
  • Laura Childs
  • Paulina Chiziane
    Zen Cho
    - 2019
  • Kunzang Choden
  • Kate Chopin - prior to 2018
  • Agatha Christie - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Chu T'ien-hsin
  • Rin Chupeco
  • Marchette Chute
  • Sandra Cisneros - prior to 2018
  • Eleanor Clark
  • Susanna Clarke - prior to 2018
  • Ann Cleeves - 2019
  • Barbara Cleverly - 2020
  • Hilary Rodham Clinton
  • Colette
  • Lindsey Collen
  • Merle Collins
  • Sara Collins - 2019
  • Louise Collis
  • Maryse Condé
  • Jill Ker Conway
    Lesley Cookman
    - 2019
  • Kara Cooney
  • Artemis Cooper
  • Helene Cooper
  • Ann Cornelisen
  • Mairead Corrigan Maguire
  • Petra Couvee - 2018
  • Hannah Crafts
  • Charlie Craggs
    Caroline Criado-Pérez
  • Marie Curie
  • Eve Curie
  • Helen Czerski - 2018

 

 

D

  • Elizabeth Daly
  • Clemence Dane - 2020
  • Tsitsi Dangarembga
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • Britta Das
  • Alexandra David-Neel - prior to 2018
  • Diane Mott Davidson
  • Robyn Davidson
    Belva Davis
  • Lindsey Davis
  • Margaret Leslie Davis
  • Natalie Zemon Davis
  • Dorothy Day
    Jennifer De
  • Amalia Decker Márquez
  • Charlotte DeCroes
    E.M. Delafield
    - 2020
  • Barbara Demick
  • Anita Desai
  • Ananda Devi
    Ashapurna Devi
    Argentina Diaz Lozano
  • Emily Dickinson - prior to 2018
  • E.M. Delafield
  • Argentina Diaz Lozano
  • Joan Didion
  • Annie Dillard
    Lidija Dimkovska
    Gail Dines
  • Isak Dinesen (Karen / Tania Blixen) - prior to 2018
  • Emma Donoghue - prior to 2018
  • H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
  • Susan Doran
  • Kirstin Downey
  • Ruth Downie
  • Evelyn Doyle
  • Margaret Drabble - 2018
    Joanne Drayton
  • Daphne Du Maurier - 2018 and prior
  • María Dueñas
  • Anis Duff
  • Sarah Dunant
  • Dorothy Dunnett - 2020
  • Nancy K Duplechain
  • Marguerite Duras - prior to 2018
  • Jane Dyer

 

 

E

  • Angela Eagle
  • Maria Edgeworth
  • Esi Edugyan - 2018
  • Jennifer Egan
  • Ellen Elias-Bursac
  • George Eliot - prior to 2018
  • Duong Van Mai Elliott
  • Joy Ellis - 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Katrina Engberg 2019
  • Anne Enright
  • Nora Ephron - prior to 2018
  • Louise Erdrich - 2019
  • Jenny Erpenbeck
  • Margaret Erskine
  • María Amparo Escandón
  • Iraj Esmaely
  • Laura Esquivel
  • Jennifer Estep - 2019
  • Janet Evanovich
  • Bernardine Evaristo - 2020

 

 

F

  • Lygia Fagundes Telles
  • Linda Fairstein
  • Anne Fadiman -- 2020
  • Jerrilyn Farmer
  • Tarfia Faizullah
    Fadia Faqir
    Zora Feilo
  • Elena Ferrante
  • America Ferrera
  • Elizabeth Ferrars - 2019
  • Rosario Ferré - 2019
  • Helen Fielding - prior to 2018
  • Sia Figiel
  • Erica Fischer
  • M.F.K. (Mary Frances Kennedy) Fisher
  • Helen Fitzgerald
  • Penelope Fitzgerald
    Louise Fitzhugh
  • Fannie Flagg - prior to 2018
  • Judith Flanders
  • Jane Fletcher Geniesse
  • Joanne Fluke - 2018
  • Gillian Flynn
  • Moderata Fonte - prior to 2018
  • Sarah Foot
  • Esther Forbes
  • Eleanor Ford
  • Amanda Foreman - prior to 2018
  • Karin Fossum - 2018
  • Aminatta Forna - 2019
  • Earlene Fowler
  • Janet Frame
  • Anne Frank - prior to 2018
  • Lois P. Frankel
  • Ariana Franklin
  • Miles Franklin
  • Antonia Fraser - prior to 2018
  • Caroline Fraser
  • Ru Freeman
  • Valentīna Freimane
  • Marilyn French - prior to 2018
  • Tana French - prior to 2018, 2019
  • Esther Freud
  • Lucy Fricke
    Betty Friedan
    Florence Frisbie
  • Alexandra Fuller - 2019
  • Margaret Fuller
  • Anna Funder

 

 

G

  • Diana Gabbaldon
  • Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) - 2018
  • Teresa Gallagher
  • Mavis Gallant
  • Janice Galloway
  • Patrícia Galvão
    Petina Gappah
    Helen Garner
  • Elizabeth Gaskell - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • Sylvia Geist
    Shirley Geok-lin Lim
  • Elizabeth George - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Stella Gibbons - prior to 2018
  • Frances Gies
  • Anthony Gilbert (Lucy Beatrice Malleson, aka Anne Meredith) - prior to 2018
  • Natalia Ginzburg
    Jo Glanville
  • Janet Gleeson
  • Kristin Gleeson
  • Patricia Glinton-Meicholas
  • Molly Gloss
  • Lisa Goldstein
  • Carol Goodman
  • Nadine Gordimer
  • Charlotte Gordon
  • Patricia Grace
    Carrie Gracie
  • Sue Grafton
  • Caroline Graham - prior to 2018
  • Katharine Graham
  • Tessa Gratton
    Rachel Gratzfeld
    Lucy Grealy
  • Anna Katharine Green - 2019
  • Joanne Greenberg
  • Kerry Greenwood - prior to 2018
  • Germaine Greer
  • Lady Augusta Gregory
  • Susanna Gregory - prior to 2018
  • Kate Grenville
  • Aceituna Griffin
  • Nicola Griffith
  • Martha Grimes - prior to 2018, 2020
  • Sarah Gristwood
    Lili Grün
    - 2020
  • Judith Guest
  • Esther Gumbs
  • Sujatha Gidla
  • Rosa Guy
    Yaa Gyasi
    - 2020

 

 

H

  • Hahn Moo-Sook
    Jeannette Haien
    Claire Hajaj
  • Radclyffe Hall - 2018
  • Brigitte Hamann
  • Barbara Hambly
  • Denise Hamilton
  • Edith Hamilton - prior to 2018
  • Patricia Hampl
  • Sheila Hancock
  • Helene Hanff
  • Lorraine Hansberry
  • Valerie Hansen
  • Nino Haratischwili
  • Kate Harding
  • Elizabeth Hardwick
  • Kathryn Harkup - 2018
  • Joanne Harris - 2019
  • Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
  • Mavis Doriel Hay - 2018 and prior
  • Eliza Haywood
  • Bessie Head
  • Vicki Hearne
  • Anne Hébert
  • Elke Heidenreich - prior to 2018
  • Sybilla Heinze
  • Lillian Hellman - prior to 2018
  • Kristien Hemmerechts
  • Amy Hempel
  • Sandra Hempel
  • Jennifer Morag Henderson
  • Cristina Henriquez
  • Christine Heppermann
  • Toeti Heraty
  • Claudia Hernandez
  • Georgette Heyer - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Célestine Hitiura Vaite
  • Joanna Hickson
  • Susan Higginbotham
  • Mary Higgins Clark - prior to 2018
  • Patricia Highsmith - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • Hildegard von Bingen - prior to 2018
  • Susan Hill
  • Laura Hillenbrand
  • Lisa Hilton
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Tami Hoag
  • Merle Hodge
  • Antonia Hodgson - prior to 2018
  • Frances Hodgson Burnett - prior to 2018
    Alice Hoffman
  • Beatrice Hohenegger
  • Else Holmelund Minarik
  • Renate Holland-Moritz
  • Victoria Holt (Eleanor Hibbert, aka Jean Plaidy & Philippa Carr) - prior to 2018
  • Winifred Holtby - 2019
  • Selina Hossain
  • Susan Howatch - 2018
  • Georgina Howell
  • Dorothy B. Hughes - 2019
  • Keri Hulme
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Siri Hustvedt
  • Elspeth Huxley
  • Hypathia of Alexandria

 

 

I

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder - 2018
  • Susan Isaacs
  • Rada Iveković
  • Molly Ivins - prior to 2018

 

 

J

  • Kate Jackson
  • Shirley Jackson - prior to 2018
  • Lilian Jackson Braun
  • Jane Jacobs
    Mila Jam
  • Miranda James
  • P.D. James - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • J.A. Jance - 2018
  • Tove Jansson
  • Lisa Jardine
  • Salma Khadra Jayyusi
  • Inge Jens
  • Ianthe Jerrold
  • Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner
  • Sarah Orne Jewett
  • Katherine (and Romilly) John
  • Marie-Elena John
  • Elizabeth Jolley
  • Erica Jong
  • Sushma Joshi
  • Morag Joss
  • Rachel Joyce
  • Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz - prior to 2018
  • Julian of Norwich

 

 

K

  • Frida Kahlo
  • Liz Kalaugher - 2019
  • Esther Kamatari
    Madeleine Kamman
  • Lydia Kang
  • Parselelo Kantai
    Musimbi Kanyoro
    Mary Karooro Okurut
    Mary Karr
    Kapka Kassabova
  • Ellis Kaut - prior to 2018
  • M.M. Kaye - 2019
  • Hélène Kaziende
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Susanna Kearsley - 2018
  • Carolyn Keene
    China Keitetsi
  • Helen Keller - prior to 2018
  • Faye Kellerman
  • Karen Kelly
    Mary Kelly 2019
  • Margery Kempe
  • Sarah Kendzior
  • Christine Kenneally
  • Dorothy M. Kennedy
  • Hannah Kent
  • Porochista Khakpour
    Dalal Khalifa
  • Jamaica Kincaid - 2020
  • Laurie R. King
  • Thelma B. Kintanar
  • Naomi Klein
  • Barbara Kingsolver
  • Leslie S. Klinger
  • Rosalie Knecht - 2018
  • Helen J. Knowles
  • Rachel Knowles
  • Nataliya Kobrynska
  • Clea Koff - 2019
  • E.L. Konigsburg
    Anna Kordsaia-Samadaschwili
  • Elizabeth Kostova
  • Nicole Krauss
  • Ruth Krauss
  • Ellen Kushner
  • Nicole Kwan
    Nestan Nene Kwinikadse
  • Aug San Suu Kyi

 

 

L

  • Marie Laberge
  • Camilla Läckberg
  • Mercedes Lackey
  • Mary Ladd Gavell
  • Carmen Laforet
  • Selma Lagerlöf - prior to 2018
  • Jhumpa Lahiri - prior to 2018
  • Laila Lalalami   2019
  • Lorna Landvik
  • Carolyne Larrington
  • Nella Larsen
  • Carole Lawrence - 2018
  • Elizabeth Lawrence
  • Ann Leckie - 2019
  • Penny Le Couteur
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Hyeonseo Lee - 2019
  • Laurie Lee
  • Lilian Lee
    Michelle "Mush" Lee
  • Min Jin Lee - 2019
  • Tanith Lee
  • Madeleine L'Engle
  • Charlotte Lennox
  • Ulla Lenze
  • Donna Leon - prior to 2018
  • Jill Lepore
    Betsy Lerner
  • Doris Lessing
  • Elizabeth Letts
  • Shirley Robin Letwin
  • Yanwing Leung
  • Laura Levine - 2018
  • Andrea Levy
  • Marina Lewycka
  • Amy Licence
  • Juliette Lichtenstein
  • Tai-man Lin
  • Astrid Lindgren - prior to 2018, 2019
  • Nashormeh Lindo
  • Joan Lindsay - 2019
  • Ewa Lipska
  • Leanda de Lisle
  • Clarice Lispector - 2019
  • Elizabeth Little
  • Ivy Litvinov
  • Guadalupe Loaeza
  • Norah Lofts
  • Maud Hart Lovelace
    Mary S. Lovell
    - prior to 2018
  • Sarah Lovett - 2018
  • E.C.R. Lorac - 2018, 2019
  • Valeria Luiselli

 

 

M

  • Sharon Maas - prior to 2018
  • Cynthia Mac Leod
  • Greer Macallister
  • Hilary Macaskill
  • Helen MacInnes - 2018
  • Margaret MacMillan
  • Rose Macaulay
    Betty MacDonald
    Okky Madasari
  • Karen Maitland - prior to 2018
  • Eve Makis - 2020
  • Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
  • Alexandra Malala
    Janet Malcolm
  • Nadezhda Mandelstam
    Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
  • Sarah Manguso
  • Abby Mann
  • Erika Mann
  • Katia Mann - prior to 2018
  • Elisabeth Mann-Borghese
  • Olivia Manning - 2020
  • Katherine Mansfield - prior to 2018
  • Hilary Mantel - prior to 2018
  • J. Nozipo Maraire
  • Juliet Marillier
  • Beryl Markham - prior to 2018
  • Monika Maron
  • Ngaio Marsh - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Megan Marshall
  • Magali Nirina Marson
  • Sujata Massey
  • Maria Matios
  • Dalene Matthee
  • Francine Matthews - 2018
  • Doris Maurer
  • Aurélie Maurin
  • Margaret Mazzantini
  • Mari McAuliffe
  • Sarah McBride
  • Anne McCaffrey
  • Susan Carol McCarthy
  • Helen McCloy
  • K.D. McCrite
  • Sharyn McCrumb - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • Carson McCullers
  • Colleen McCullough - prior to 2018
  • Val McDermid - 2018 and prior, 2020
  • Alison McGhee
  • Jill McGown - 2018
  • Maureen F. McHugh
  • Pat McIntosh - prior to 2018
  • Shirley McKay
  • Patricia McKillip - 2018
  • Paula McLain
  • Bethany McLean
  • Catherine Meadows
  • Leslie Meier - 2018
  • Lise Meitner
  • Francesca Melandri
  • Tamta Melaschwili
  • Rigoberta Menchú
  • Maaza Mengiste
  • María Rosa Menocal
  • Cecile Menon
  • Anne Meredith (Lucy Beatrice Malleson, aka Anthony Gilbert) - prior to 2018
  • Fatima Mernissi
  • Isabel Mesa de Inchauste
  • Claire Messud
  • Anne Michaels
  • Barbara Michaels (Barbara Mertz, aka Elizabeth Peters)
  • Rosalind Miles
  • Margaret Millar
  • Madeline Miller - 2019
  • Marja Mills
  • Anchee Min
  • Denise Mina - prior to 2018
  • Rupali Mishra
  • Gladys Mitchell - prior to 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Margaret Mitchell - prior to 2018
  • Jessica Mitford
  • Nancy Mitford
  • Miyuki Miyabe
  • Sarah Mkhonza
  • Nadifa Mohamed
  • Lília Momplé
  • Theresa Monsour
  • Rosa Montero
  • Lucy Maud Montgomery - prior to 2018
  • Anne-Marie-Louise D'Orleans Montpensier
  • C.L. (Catherine Lucile) Moore
  • Lorrie Moore
  • Susanna Moore
  • Wendy Moore - 2019
  • Elsa Morante
  • Silvia Moreno-Garcia - 2019
  • Lorna Nicholl Morgan - 2019
  • Susan Morgan
  • Jan Morris
  • Toni Morrison - prior to 2018, 2019
  • Veronique Mortaigne
    Lisa Mosconi
  • Toni Mount - prior to 2018
    Patricia Moyes - 2020
  • Mpho 'M'atsepo Nthunya
  • Hermynia Zur Mühlen
  • Bárbara Mujica
  • Scholastique Mukasonga
  • Herta Müller
  • Nayomi Munaweera
  • Alice Munro - prior to 2018
  • Lady Murasaki Shikubu
  • Iris Murdoch
  • Tamar Myers

 

 

N

  • Barbara Nadel
  • Nora Nadjarian
    Azar Nafisi
  • Meera Nair
  • Elma Napier
  • Sylvia Nasar
  • Taslima Nasrin
  • Shizuko Natsuki - 2019
  • Marguerite de Navarre
  • Gloria Naylor
  • Irène Némirovsky - 2018
  • Katherine Neville
  • Virginia Nicholson
  • Anaïs Nin - prior to 2018
  • Ingrid Noll - prior to 2018
  • Kathleen Norris
  • Elizabeth Norton
  • Amélie Nothomb
  • Sara Novic
  • Mary Novik - prior to 2018
  • Naomi Novik
  • Frances Noyes Hart
  • María Nsue Angüe
  • Tiina Nunnally

 

 

O

  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Michelle Obama - 2019
  • Tea Obreht - prior to 2018
  • Edna O'Brien - prior to 2018
  • Carol O'Connell
  • Flannery O'Connor - prior to 2018
    M.R. O'Connor
  • Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Nuala O'Faolain
  • Margaret A. Ogola
  • Sofi Oksanen - 2019
  • Tillie Olsen
    Iris Origo
  • Susan Orlean - 2019
  • Margaret Oliphant
  • Emmuska Orczy - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Mary Orr
  • Anna Maria Ortese - prior to 2018
  • Perri O'Shaughnessy
  • Elsa Osorio - prior to 2018
  • Meta Osredkar
  • Isabel Ostrander
  • Delia Owens - 2019
  • Helen Oyeyemi
  • Ruth Ozeki
  • Cynthia Ozick

 

 

P

  • Tina Packer
  • Sydney Padua
  • Elaine Pagels
  • Sara Paretsky - prior to 2018, 2020
  • Sandra Paretti - prior to 2018
  • He-ran Park
    Park Wan-Suh
  • Dorothy Parker - prior to 2018
  • I.J. Parker
  • Teresa de la Parra
  • S.J. Parris - prior to 2018
  • Rachel Pastan
  • Ann Patchett - prior to 2018
  • Jill Paton Walsh
  • Renee Patrick
  • Olena Pchilka
    Nancy Pearl
  • Diane Pearson
  • Maggie Pearson
  • Iva Pekárková
  • Sharon Kay Penman - prior to 2018
  • Stef Penney - 2019
  • Louise Penny - 2019
  • Andrea Penrose
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman - prior to 2018
  • Régine Pernoud
  • Anne Perry - 2018 and prior
  • Lakshmi Persaud
  • Ellis Peters / Edith Pargeter - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Elizabeth Peters (Barbara Mertz, aka Barbara Michaels) - 2019
  • Kathryn Petras
    Katja Petrowskaja
    Alice Piciocchi
  • Nancy Pickard
  • Jodi Picoult
  • Hazel Pierce
  • Tamora Pierce - 2020
  • Marge Piercy
  • Christine de Pizan - prior to 2018
  • Markéta Pilátová
  • Jean Plaidy (Eleanor Hibbert, aka Victoria Holt & Philippa Carr) - prior to 2018
  • Sylvia Plath - prior to 2018
  • Margaret Pointer
  • Sarah B. Pomeroy
  • Elena Poniatowska
  • Frances de Pontes Peebles
  • Hannah Pool
  • Angelia Poon
  • Katherine Anne Porter
  • Linda Porter
  • Beatrix Potter - prior to 2018
  • Susan Power
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  • Helen Prejean - prior to 2018
  • Annie Proulx - prior to 2018
  • Elinore Pruitt Stewart
  • Barbara Pym - 2019
  • Hilary Pym

 

 

Q

  • Rachel de Queiroz
  • Amanda Quick
  • D.M. Quincy
  • Anna Quindlen - 2018 and prior
  • Qiu Miaojin

 

 

R

  • Lea Rabin
  • Ann Radcliffe
  • Michèle Rakotoson
    Ilma Rakusa
    Ann Rand
    Esther Randriamamonjy
    Claudia Rankine
  • Carol Daugherty Rasnic - prior to 2018
  • Gwen Raverat
  • Catherine Rayner
  • Pauline Réage
  • Dolores Redondo - 2019
    Ruth Reichl
  • Kathy Reichs - prior to 2018, 2019
  • Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Susanne Reiter
  • Ruth Rendell (aka Barbara Vine) - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Laura Restrepo
  • Barbara Reynolds
  • Lucy Ribchester
  • Dorothy Richardson
  • Henry Handel Richardson (Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson)
  • Brenda Rickman Vantrease
  • Stella Rimington - 2018 and prior
  • Ann Rinaldi
  • Jenesha de Rivera
  • Margaret Rivers Larminie
  • Candace Robb - 2019
  • J.D. Robb
  • Alice Roberts
  • Mary Roberts Rinehart - 2018, 2019
  • Marilynne Robinson
  • Roxana Robinson
  • Judith Rock
  • Katrin Rohde
  • Elizabeth Romer
  • Sally Rooney
  • Henriette Roosenburg
  • Nelly Rosario
  • Liza Ross
  • Colette Rossant
  • Christina Rossetti - prior to 2018
  • Roswitha von Gandersheim - prior to 2018
  • Angeline Rothermundt
  • Laura Joh Rowland
  • J.K. Rowling - 2018 and prior, 2019
  • Arundhati Roy - prior to 2018
  • Gabrielle Roy
  • Priscilla Royal - 2019
  • Hallie Rubenhold
  • Joanna Russ
  • Harriet Rutland
  • Sofie Ryan

 

 

S

  • Vita Sackville-West
  • Jehan Sadat
  • Françoise Sagan
  • Kurban Said
  • Angela Saini
  • Dora Jessie Saint (Miss Read)
  • Zainab Salbi
  • Rebecca Salonen
    Preeta Samarasan
  • George Sand - prior to 2018
  • Cora Sandel
  • Deborah Santana
  • Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
  • Sappho - prior to 2018
  • Marjane Satrapi
  • Beth Saulnier
  • Dorothy L. Sayers - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Ruth Scarborough
  • Andrea Schacht
  • Katherine West Scheil
  • Stacy Schiff
    June Schlueter - 2018
  • Diane Schoemperlen
  • Julie Schumacher
  • Harriet Scott Chessman
  • Lisa Scottoline - prior to 2018
  • Deborah Scroggins
  • Alice Sebold - prior to 2018
  • Lisa See
  • Anna Seghers - prior to 2018
  • Sei Shōnagon
  • Annemarie Selinko - prior to 2018
  • Nilanjana Sengupta
  • Barbara Seranella
  • Julia Serano
  • Renata Šerelytė
  • Diane Setterfield - 2018
  • Anna Sewell - prior to 2018
  • Elif Shafak - 2019
  • Rashmila Shakya
  • Kamila Shamsie - 2018
  • Phyllis Shand Allfrey
  • Beth Shapiro
  • Mary Shelley - prior to 2018
  • Carol Shields
  • Kyung-sook Shin
  • Anna Maria Sigmund
    Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
    - 2020
  • Katharine Sim
  • Luafata Simanu-Klutz
  • Helen Simonson
  • Helen Simpson - 2020
  • Mary Sinclair
  • Sally Singhateh
  • Maj Sjöwall (& Per Wahlöö)
  • Margaret Skea
  • Rebecca Skloot
  • Karin Slaughter
  • Jane Smiley
  • Ali Smith - prior to 2018
  • Betty Smith
    Dodie Smith
  • Julie Smith
  • Shelley Smith
  • Zadie Smith
  • Akanisi Sobusobu
    Zaharia Soilihi
  • Rebecca Solnit
  • Susan Sontag - prior to 2018
  • Sonia Sotomayor - 2020
  • Diana Souhami
  • Muriel Spark - prior to 2018
  • Annie Spence
  • Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • Deb Spera
  • Johanna Spyri - prior to 2018
  • Anne-Louise-Germaine de Staël (Madame de Staël)
  • Freya Stark
    Muriel St. Clare Byrne
    - 2020
  • Gertrude Stein
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Regis Tove Stella
  • Carola Stern - prior to 2018
  • Amy Stewart
  • Mary Stewart - prior to 2018
  • Sarah Stockwell
    Sarah-Jane
    Stratford - 2020
    Sarah Stone
  • Jean Strouse
  • Susan Stryker
  • Andrea Stuart
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay - prior to 2018
  • Kate Summerscale - prior to 2018
  • Rachel Swaby
  • Beverly Swerling
  • S.D. Sykes
  • Magda Szabó
    Wisława Szymborska

 

 

T

  • Lalita Tademy
  • Véronique Tadjo
    Jillian Tamaki
    Mariko Tamaki
  • Amy Tan - 2018 and prior
  • Natasha Tarpley
  • Donna Tartt
  • Irma Tawelidse
  • Mary Taylor Simeti
  • Vianney K Teabo
  • Teffi - 2019
  • Janne Teller
  • Edith Templeton
  • F. Tennyson Jesse
  • Sheri S. Tepper - prior to 2018
  • Mother Teresa
  • Josephine Tey - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Manjushree Thapa
    Angela Thirkell
    - 2019
  • Angie Thomas
  • Flora Thompson
    Kay Thompson
  • Holly Throsby - 2020
  • Jane Thynne - 2018
  • Grace Tiffany
  • Gillian Tindall
  • James Tiptree Jr. (Alice Bradley Sheldon)
  • Dianne Tittle De Laet
  • Masako Togawa
  • Olga Tokarczuk
  • Pamela D. Toler
  • Claire Tomalin
  • Jean Toomer
  • Lillian de la Torre
  • Stella Tower
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • Rose Tremain - prior to 2018
  • Joanna Trollope
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Gail Tsukiyama
  • Barbara Tuchman
  • Abigail Tucker
  • C.J. Tudor
  • Patricia Justine Tumang
  • Katy Tur
  • Janette Turner Hospital
  • Helene Tursten - 2018, 2020
  • Hilda Twongyeirwe
  • Joyce Tyldesley - prior to 2018
  • Anne Tyler
  • Kathleen Tynan

 

 

U

  • Jenny Uglow
  • Ludmila Ulitskaya - 2018
  • Ellen Ullman
  • Sigrid Undset
  • Chika Unigwe
  • Else Ury - prior to 2018
  • Ayu Utami
  • Sandra Uwiringiyimana - 2019

 

 

V

  • Catherynne M. Valente
  • Sarah Vaughan
  • Jane Vejjajiva
    Maniue Vilsoni
  • Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell) - 2018 and prior
  • Serena Vitale
  • Anoeschka Von Meck
  • Susan Vreeland

 

 

W

  • Alice Walker
  • Amy Wallace
  • Maureen Waller
  • Harriet Walter - prior to 2018
  • Minette Walters
  • Evangeline Walton
  • Jo Walton
  • Wang Chen-ho
    Ayeta Anne Wangusa
  • Sarah Waters
  • Winifred Watson
  • Tiffany Watt Smith
  • Betty Webb
  • Cicely Veronica Wedgwood
    Simone Weil
  • Alison Weir - prior to 2018
    Martha Wells - 2020
  • Eudora Welty - prior to 2018
  • Patricia Wentworth - 2018 and prior, 2019, 2020
  • Debbie Lee Wesselmann - prior to 2018
  • Rebecca West
  • Kate Westbrook - 2018
  • Megan Whalen Turner
  • Edith Wharton - 2018 and prior
  • Jennie N. Wheatley
    Phillis Wheatley
  • Sara Wheeler
  • Ethel Lina White - 2018
  • Samantha Wilcoxson - prior to 2018
  • Ellen Wilkinson - 2019
  • Margery Williams - prior to 2018
  • Wendy Williams
  • Valerie Plame Wilson - 2018
  • Jeanette Winterson - prior to 2018
  • Margaret Wise Brown - prior to 2018
  • Susan Wittig Albert
  • Christa Wolf - prior to 2018
  • Mary Wollstonecraft - prior to 2018
  • Faith Wolseley
  • Barbara Wood
  • Frances Wood
  • Paula L. Woods
  • Virginia Woolf - prior to 2018, 2019
  • Jennifer Worth - prior to 2018
  • Mary Wortley Montagu
  • Jennifer Wright - 2018
  • Marian Wright Edelman
  • Andrea Wulf
  • Honor Wyatt

 

 

X

  • Xinran (Xuē Xīnrán) - 2018, 2019

 

 

Y

  • Tiphanie Yanique
  • Jane Yolen
  • Banana Yoshimoto - 2018
  • Marguerite Youcenar - prior to 2018

 

 

Z

  • Oksana Zabuzhko
    Adela Zamudio
  • Juli Zeh - 2018
  • Jamie Zeppa
  • Xianliang Zhang
  • Edith M. Ziegler
  • Feenie Ziner
    Jennifer Zoble
  • Stefanie Zweig

 

 

 

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