How Edith Wharton Became the First Woman to Win a Pulitzer

The award was controversial—but not for the reasons you might think.

Rachel Carson's Books Defined an Environmental Revolution

Five authors carry on the legacy of Carson's five iconic books.

10 Foodie Books Featuring Strong Women

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”―Virginia Woolf

9 Detective Fiction Books Featuring Female Investigators 

From amateur sleuths to small-town sheriffs, these fierce females are on the case. 

9 Essential Ursula K. Le Guin Books

The late author was among the greatest writers of her generation in any genre. 

12 Brilliant Female Authors You’ve Never Heard Of

These underappreciated writers deserve your attention.

6 Fascinating Facts About Alice Walker

Learn more about the woman behind influential pieces of literature such as The Color Purple.

10 Books for Fans of HBO’s My Brilliant Friend

A mix of novels that will pull you in and hook you until the very end.

Recharge with 10 Books About Inspirational People

These stories will remind yourself that the world changes when one person steps up.

We All Have a Dark Side: 9 Psychological Thriller Books from Joyce Carol Oates

These books of murder and obsession by the National Book Award-winning author will hook you.

10 Dramatic Books Like When We Believed in Mermaids

Flawed families and emotional trips down memory lane.

Alice Walker Poems That Everyone Needs to Read

"Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise."

An Interview with Manju Kapur, Bestselling Indian Author

“Perhaps one really does end up telling the same story over and over, looking at it from every possible angle.”

Why You Should Be Excited About Elena Ferrante’s The Lying Life of Adults

Everything you need to know about the acclaimed author's newest novel.

In 2022, the Carol Shields Prize Will Award Female Novelists

Only women and nonbinary authors will be eligible to win.