12 Brilliant Female Authors You’ve Never Heard Of

These underappreciated writers deserve your attention.

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Penelope Fitzgerald

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The Gate of Angels

By Penelope Fitzgerald

Christina Stead

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The Man Who Loved Children

By Christina Stead

Penelope Mortimer

Brilliant female authors

The Pumpkin Eater

By Penelope Mortimer

Nella Larsen

Brilliant female authors

Passing

By Nella Larsen

Elizabeth Taylor

brilliant female authors

A Game of Hide and Seek

By Elizabeth Taylor

Sylvia Townsend Warner

Brilliant female authors

Lolly Willowes

By Sylvia Townsend Warner

Barbara Comyns

Brilliant female authors

Our Spoons Came from Woolworths

By Barbara Comyns

Elizabeth Hardwick

brilliant female authors

Sleepless Nights

By Elizabeth Hardwick

Tina McElroy Ansa

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Ugly Ways

By Tina McElroy Ansa

Elaine Dundy

Brilliant female authors

The Dud Avocado

By Elaine Dundy

Dorothy Baker

Brilliant female authors

Cassandra at the Wedding

By Dorothy Baker

Shirley Jackson

Brilliant Female authors

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

By Shirley Jackson