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Women Writers You should Know About

Jane Austen, Iris Murdoch, Margaret Atwood, Harper Lee – inspirational authors of some of the best-loved literature of all time. But what of those female writers who are not household names but have in their own way produced some of the most important literature of their time? From the 10th Century AD to the modern day, we’ll profile women writers whose work deserves to reach a wider audience.
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Women Writers You should Know About #1: Murasaki Shikibu

Heian poet and the first novelist in the world, Murasaki Shikibu's history is absolutely one deserving of being on our list of lady badassery. Not to mention, she created the most notorious playboy in all of Japan.

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Women Writers You should Know About #1: Murasaki Shikibu

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Women Writers You Should Know About #11 Elise Cowen

Meet the Beats Elise Cowen - Inspired by the likes of Eliot and Pound, Elise Cowen was a poet from a very young age. Elise was the only daughter of a middle class Jewish family and her...

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Women Writers You Should Know About #4 Nadezhda Teffi

Women Writers You Should Know About Nadezhda Teffi

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Women Writers You Should Know About #2 Bettina von Arnim

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Women Writers You Should Know About #12 Fanny Fern

  The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Unlike many quotes attributed to “anonymous,” which in many cases were first said by

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Women Writers You Should Know About #16 Ismat Chughtai

Part 2 Valueversity continues the conversation with senior BBC producer, writer and eminent intellectual Arif Waqar Sahib about the evolution of short stories (afsanay) in Urdu. Please listen and enjoy! Shariq Ali

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Women Writers You Should Know About #10 Taslima Nasreen

Women Writers You Should Know About Taslima Nasreen

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Women Writers You Should Know About #9 Álfrún Gunnlaugsdóttir

Women Writers You Should Know About Álfrún Gunnlaugsdóttir

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Women Writers You Should Know About #15 Clarice Lispector

In Flannery O'Connor's recently published prayer journal, which she wrote in her early twenties, her ambitions as a fiction writer often get entangled with her …

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Women Writers You Should Know About #7 Louise Abeita

Women Writers You Should Know About #7 Louise Abeita

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