Marjane Satrapi is an Iranian-born French cartoonist, illustrator, film director, and children’s book author, best known for her book Persepolis.
Alison Bechdel is an American cartoonist best known for the long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, and for popularizing the Bechdel Test, a measure of representation of women in films / fiction.
Diane di Prima was an American poet, known for her association with the Beat movement. She was also an artist, prose writer, and teacher.
Rachel Carson wrote the book Silent Spring, which warned of the dangers of chemical pesticides and launched the contemporary enviromental movement.
Anaïs Nin was a diarist, essayist, novelist and writer of short stories and erotica.
Virginia Woolf was a prolific, modernist English writer noted for her works such as A Room of Own’s Own & Orlando.
Natlalie Clifford Barney was a literary hostess, patron of the arts, and founder of her own Women’s Academy, L’Académie des Femmes, and salon.
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, known as Colette, was a French author and actress whose life story was as interesting as her novels.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was one of the most important American poets.
Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, best known by her pen name George Sand, was a French novelist who lived an unconventional life.