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The Lonely One
12-18-2011, 11:09 AM
Can we make it a game? Name one female author who is amazing. Then the next person posts. (Yes this is a direct response to the other male/female thread that was locked.) No snarky back and forth. Just a name.

I'll start.

Shirley Jackson.

MacAllister
12-18-2011, 11:19 AM
Barbara Kingsolver.

Medievalist
12-18-2011, 11:20 AM
Marie de France

Filigree
12-18-2011, 11:33 AM
Ursula K. LeGuin

KitCat
12-18-2011, 11:45 AM
Margaret Weiss

Night_Writer
12-18-2011, 11:59 AM
Angela Carter

Terie
12-18-2011, 12:17 PM
Robin Hobb

Flicka
12-18-2011, 12:19 PM
Astrid Lindgren

RobJ
12-18-2011, 12:37 PM
Herta Muller.

gothicangel
12-18-2011, 12:40 PM
Rosemary Sutcliff.

Faide
12-18-2011, 12:48 PM
Holly Lisle.

French Maiden
12-18-2011, 01:10 PM
JR Ward

dancing-drama
12-18-2011, 02:53 PM
Maggie Stiefvater.

Parametric
12-18-2011, 03:16 PM
Lois McMaster Bujold! :LilLove:

roseangel
12-18-2011, 03:33 PM
Mercedes Lackey

Linda Adams
12-18-2011, 03:51 PM
Kristen Britain

Friendly Frog
12-18-2011, 04:30 PM
Diana Wynne Jones.

Anninyn
12-18-2011, 04:32 PM
Harper Lee.

Alessandra Kelley
12-18-2011, 04:49 PM
Kelly Link

SaronaNalia
12-18-2011, 04:50 PM
Margaret Atwood

EddyJ
12-18-2011, 05:06 PM
Alice Munro.

Bubastes
12-18-2011, 05:14 PM
Jhumpa Lahiri

Ken
12-18-2011, 05:14 PM
... Jean Craighead George.

sohalt
12-18-2011, 05:15 PM
Virginia Woolf

sohalt
12-18-2011, 05:17 PM
Zadie Smith

sohalt
12-18-2011, 05:23 PM
Toni Morrison

Faide
12-18-2011, 05:42 PM
Lene Kaaberbøl (or Kaaberbol for ya English-speakin' folks)

Parametric
12-18-2011, 05:47 PM
Ellen Kushner.

Alessandra Kelley
12-18-2011, 06:09 PM
Octavia Butler

Ari Meermans
12-18-2011, 06:16 PM
Kathy Reichs

Manuel Royal
12-18-2011, 06:20 PM
C.L. Moore.

Parametric
12-18-2011, 06:21 PM
JK Rowling. :LilLove:

Alessandra Kelley
12-18-2011, 06:23 PM
Mary Wollstonecraft

Parametric
12-18-2011, 06:25 PM
Suzanne Collins.

Alessandra Kelley
12-18-2011, 06:25 PM
Christina Rossetti

Alessandra Kelley
12-18-2011, 06:26 PM
Jane Austen

Parametric
12-18-2011, 06:28 PM
Richelle Mead.

Ari Meermans
12-18-2011, 06:34 PM
Tess Gerritsen

September
12-18-2011, 06:35 PM
Catherynne M. Valente

Alessandra Kelley
12-18-2011, 06:47 PM
Josephine Tey

KellyAssauer
12-18-2011, 06:53 PM
Amy Hempel!

Brutal Mustang
12-18-2011, 06:57 PM
Kate Elliot

KellyAssauer
12-18-2011, 06:58 PM
Sylvia Plath

Prisoner24601
12-18-2011, 06:59 PM
Lionel Shriver

KellyAssauer
12-18-2011, 07:00 PM
Joyce Carol Oates

aruna
12-18-2011, 07:20 PM
Charlotte Bronte

Perks
12-18-2011, 07:25 PM
Tana French

Undercover
12-18-2011, 07:29 PM
Carol Goodman. She rocks!

KellyAssauer
12-18-2011, 07:48 PM
Mary Flannery O'Conner

*not sure your fav has been mentioned yet? Try the 'search this thread' button above, and type in her name!*

Isabella Amaris
12-18-2011, 08:00 PM
Georgette Heyer

aruna
12-18-2011, 08:19 PM
Susan Howatch

Haggis
12-18-2011, 08:22 PM
Mary Shelley.

virtue_summer
12-18-2011, 08:22 PM
Tananarive Due

KellyAssauer
12-18-2011, 08:37 PM
Marya Hornbacher


*hmm, wonders why am I naming all the dark & kinda broody ones?*

Isabella Amaris
12-18-2011, 08:40 PM
Sherwood Smith

Flicka
12-18-2011, 09:44 PM
Agatha Christie

CrastersBabies
12-18-2011, 10:17 PM
Aimee Bender!

ladybritches
12-18-2011, 10:18 PM
Holly Black

Filigree
12-18-2011, 10:24 PM
Leigh Brackett

leahzero
12-18-2011, 10:47 PM
Carson McCullers.

Parametric
12-18-2011, 11:15 PM
Jacqueline Carey.

jennontheisland
12-18-2011, 11:33 PM
Stacia Kane

KellyAssauer
12-18-2011, 11:56 PM
Sharon Olds

backslashbaby
12-19-2011, 12:01 AM
Kate Chopin.

KellyAssauer
12-19-2011, 12:03 AM
Anais Nin

amergina
12-19-2011, 12:03 AM
Carol Berg

KellyAssauer
12-19-2011, 12:06 AM
Susan Sheppard

jennontheisland
12-19-2011, 12:12 AM
Pauline Gedge.

Theo81
12-19-2011, 12:14 AM
Scarlett Thomas

backslashbaby
12-19-2011, 12:18 AM
Edith Wharton.

Flicka
12-19-2011, 12:22 AM
Susan Isaacs

backslashbaby
12-19-2011, 12:24 AM
Simone de Beauvoir

The Lonely One
12-19-2011, 12:25 AM
Ann Beattie.

jennontheisland
12-19-2011, 12:25 AM
Dorothy Dunnett

Alessandra Kelley
12-19-2011, 12:33 AM
Virginia Woolf

Alessandra Kelley
12-19-2011, 12:34 AM
Barbara Tuchman

Night_Writer
12-19-2011, 12:38 AM
Vita Sackville-West

The Lonely One
12-19-2011, 12:38 AM
Lynne Barrett

Flicka
12-19-2011, 12:46 AM
Dorothy Sayers

Night_Writer
12-19-2011, 12:50 AM
Ayn Rand

vfury
12-19-2011, 01:19 AM
Sarah Waters.

Bartholomew
12-19-2011, 01:20 AM
Shweta Narayan.

roseangel
12-19-2011, 02:02 AM
高橋 留美子 Takahashi Rumiko

DeaK
12-19-2011, 02:28 AM
Laura Lippman

Alessandra Kelley
12-19-2011, 02:32 AM
Rachel Carson

Marian Perera
12-19-2011, 02:33 AM
James Tiptree, Jr.

AlwaysJuly
12-19-2011, 02:36 AM
Dorothy Parker

Alessandra Kelley
12-19-2011, 02:40 AM
Anna Comnena

CheshireCat
12-19-2011, 02:46 AM
Nora Roberts.

CheshireCat
12-19-2011, 02:47 AM
Anne Perry.

(Well, everybody seems to be posting only one name per post, so ... )

CheshireCat
12-19-2011, 02:47 AM
Andre Norton.

Mclesh
12-19-2011, 02:50 AM
S.E. Hinton

CheshireCat
12-19-2011, 02:57 AM
Elizabeth George.

DeaK
12-19-2011, 03:26 AM
Louise Penny

dolores haze
12-19-2011, 03:43 AM
CJ Cherryh

bearilou
12-19-2011, 03:51 AM
Taylor Caldwell.

amergina
12-19-2011, 03:55 AM
C. S. Friedman

amergina
12-19-2011, 03:57 AM
James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Bradley Sheldon)

The Lonely One
12-19-2011, 03:59 AM
Lydia Davis.

Night_Writer
12-19-2011, 04:20 AM
Ann Radcliffe

Mclesh
12-19-2011, 04:21 AM
E. Nesbitt

backslashbaby
12-19-2011, 08:47 AM
Laura Esquivel.

MacAllister
12-19-2011, 08:51 AM
Zora Neale Hurston (http://zoranealehurston.com/)

backslashbaby
12-19-2011, 08:59 AM
Isabel Allende.

aruna
12-19-2011, 10:53 AM
Adichie Chimamanda (http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=adichie+chimamanda+ngozi&tag=googhydr-21&index=stripbooks&hvadid=9029865185&ref=pd_sl_9e8m2mj65h_b)

Medievalist
12-19-2011, 11:01 AM
Christine de Pizan

vfury
12-19-2011, 11:04 AM
Tamora Pierce.

Isabella Amaris
12-19-2011, 11:30 AM
George Eliot

DancingMaenid
12-19-2011, 12:31 PM
Janet Fitch

Theo81
12-19-2011, 01:51 PM
Iris Murdoch

swvaughn
12-19-2011, 03:16 PM
Johanna Lindsey

(and second CC on Nora :) )

Alessandra Kelley
12-19-2011, 03:21 PM
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Cliff Face
12-19-2011, 03:58 PM
Maryjanice Davidson.

Ken
12-19-2011, 04:04 PM
... George Eliot, 'cause she deserves repeating.

backslashbaby
12-19-2011, 04:56 PM
Joanne Harris.

thebloodfiend
12-19-2011, 07:45 PM
Catherine Ryan Hyde

Flicka
12-20-2011, 02:19 AM
A.S. Byatt

Unimportant
12-20-2011, 02:22 AM
Joanna Russ

DeaK
12-20-2011, 02:23 AM
Anne-Marie MacDonald

dolores haze
12-20-2011, 02:28 AM
Jo Walton

backslashbaby
12-20-2011, 02:38 AM
Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley and the other 4 Ripley novels, among other work).

Night_Writer
12-20-2011, 02:53 AM
Tanith Lee

The Lonely One
12-20-2011, 05:32 AM
Nella Larsen

Unimportant
12-20-2011, 06:16 AM
Mary Renault

thothguard51
12-20-2011, 06:23 AM
Andre Norton

Unimportant
12-20-2011, 06:52 AM
Mary Stewart

Cliff Face
12-20-2011, 09:46 AM
L.A. Witt aka Lauren Gallagher.

Cliff Face
12-20-2011, 09:46 AM
Scarlett Parrish.

Cliff Face
12-20-2011, 09:47 AM
Claudia Gray.

Isabella Amaris
12-20-2011, 07:10 PM
L.J. Smith

gypsyscarlett
12-21-2011, 01:49 PM
Emily and Anne Bronte

gypsyscarlett
12-21-2011, 01:53 PM
Marge Piercy

gypsyscarlett
12-21-2011, 01:57 PM
Emma Bull

EclipsesMuse
12-21-2011, 01:58 PM
Anne McCaffrey

KTC
12-21-2011, 02:12 PM
Trish Stewart

KTC
12-21-2011, 02:13 PM
Hannah Moskowitz

Night_Writer
12-21-2011, 02:22 PM
Jacqueline Susann

Night_Writer
12-21-2011, 02:23 PM
Anne Rice

The Lonely One
12-21-2011, 09:42 PM
I heard she was a better essayist than novelist (I hated Return of the Soldier), but

Dame Rebecca West

Unimportant
12-21-2011, 10:45 PM
N.K. Jemisin

gypsyscarlett
12-21-2011, 11:47 PM
Judy Blume

gypsyscarlett
12-21-2011, 11:49 PM
Lois Duncan

dolores haze
12-21-2011, 11:56 PM
Joan Aiken

folkchick
12-22-2011, 05:41 AM
Louisa May Alcott

Cliff Face
12-22-2011, 01:28 PM
OMG Melissa Marr!

One of the best pieces of fiction I've ever read was her Wicked Lovely.

EclipsesMuse
12-22-2011, 03:18 PM
Patricia Briggs

folkchick
12-22-2011, 05:30 PM
My favorite and I love her so much, Laura Ingalls Wilder. She was so beautiful with her details.

Night_Writer
12-23-2011, 02:28 AM
Ekaterina Sedia

aurinko
12-23-2011, 04:40 PM
Kamilla Shamsie.

CheshireCat
12-25-2011, 02:32 AM
Deanna James.

Adelaide
12-27-2011, 07:10 AM
Edwidge Danticat

Morwen Edhelwen
12-27-2011, 09:54 AM
E. Nesbit

Night_Writer
12-27-2011, 10:40 AM
Jean Rhys