If you like DFW, check out these women writers…

Submitted by the Diversity Committee

This list is the final in our series of lists. Please feel free to comment with your own thoughts, additions, or just to strike up a conversation!

Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl

 White Teeth by Zadie Smith

 Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays by Zadie Smith

 Gut Symmetries by Jeanette Winterson

 The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

 Almanac of the Dead by Leslie Marmon Silko

 Look at Me by Jennifer Egan

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

 Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

 I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita

 Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

 A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Patchwork Girl by Shelley Jackson

Ava by Carole Maso

2 thoughts on “If you like DFW, check out these women writers…

  1. Marie Reply


    Kelly Link, Stranger Things Happen
    Kelly Link, Magic for Beginners
    Kathy Acker, Blood and Guts in High School
    Kate Wilhelm, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
    Lydia Davis, The Collected Stories
    Rivka Galchen, Atmospheric Disturbances
    Kate Atkinson, Not the End of the World
    Octavia Bulter, The Parable of the Talents
    Ursula K. Leguin, The Lathe of Heaven
    Kathryn Davis, The Thin Place
    Leonora Carrington, The Complete Stories
    Jen George, The Babysitter at Rest

    Sarah Vowell, Assassination Vacation
    Caitlin Moran, Moranifesto
    Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist
    Emily Witt, Future Sex

  2. Andrea / Diversity Committee Reply

    Thank you for the additions, Marie! We are always looking for ways to expand our lists.

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