Celebrate These Famous Female Authors On International Women's Day

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Who run the world? Literary geniuses that happen to be women!

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Famous Female Authors

Need a good book? Dive into a number of gripping, heart wrenching, funny, and fantastic novels written by these lovely ladies. Here are some novels written by famous female authors just in time for International Women's Day.

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J.K Rowling

Best known for: The Harry Potter series, The Casual Vacancy

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Emily Bronte

Best known for: Wuthering Heights, The Bronte Sisters.

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Virginia Woolf

Best known for: Mrs. Dalloway, To The Lighthouse, A Room of One's Own, The Waves, A Writer's Diary

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Alice Walker

Best known for: The Color Purple, The Third Life of Grange Copeland, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose

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Louisa May Alcott

Best known for: Little Women

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Jane Austen

Best known for: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey

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Maya Angelou

Best known for: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Mom & Me & Mom, Letter To My Daughter, The Complete Poetry.

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Harper Lee

Best known for: To Kill A Mockingbird, Go Set A Watchman

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Sylvia Plath

Best known for: The Collected Poems, The Bell Jar, The Colossus and Other Poems, Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams, Crossing the Water, Ariel: Poems, Letters Home.

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Agatha Christie

Best known for: And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express, The ABC Murders, Death on the Nile, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Five Little Pigs.

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Nora Ephron

Best known for: Heartburn, I Feel Bad About My Neck, Wallflower at the Orgy, The Most of Nora Ephron

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Emily Dickinson

Best known for: The Complete Poems, Final Harvest,

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Best known for: Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, Half of a Yellow Sun, We Should All Be Feminists, Americanah.

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Suzanne Collins

Best known for: The Hunger Games series, Gregor the Underland Chronicles.

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Zadie Smith

Best known for: Swing Time, Feel Free, White Teeth, On Beauty, Changing My Mind, NW.

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Annie Proulx

Best known for: The Shipping News, Brokeback Mountain, Close Range, Barkskins.

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Danielle Steel

Best known for: Fall From Grace, The Cast, Against All Odds, The Right Time and so many more. She is so badass that she "has sold 650 million copies of her books internationally, and every one of her books is a bestseller".

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Donna Tartt

Best known for: The Secret History, Goldfinch, The Little Friend.

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Judy Blume

Best known for: Smart Women, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Are You There God? It's Me Margaret, Freckle Juice.

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Kate Chopin

Best known for: The Awakening

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Margaret Atwood

Best known for: The Handmaid's Tale, Alias Grace, Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, The Blind Assassin, The Heart Goes Last.

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Toni Morrison

Best known for: Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon, The Origin of Others.

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Jhumpa Lahiri

Best known for: The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth, The Lowland, Interpreter of Maladies

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Betty Friedan

Best known for: The Fountain of Age, The Feminine Mystique.

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