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Famous Female Authors

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List of famous female authors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female authors list contains the most prominent and top females known for being authors. There are thousand of females working as authors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic authors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a author then the people below should give you inspiration.

People here include everyone from Anne Hollander to Dani Shapiro.

While this isn't a list of all female authors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female authors?" and "Who are the best female authors?"