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Feminist Arts, Literature, & Entertainment

Classic Authors


Jane Austen Information Page

Charlotte Bronte
Author of "Jane Eyre", "Villette", and other Victorian novels.

Willa Cather
Author of pioneer novels featuring strong women like "My Antonia". Includes Willa Cather events, and publications by and about Cather.

Emily Dickinson

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Early feminist author of The Yellow Wallpaper and Herland.

Zora Neale Hurston
This page dedicated to the novelist/anthropologist includes an anecdote of how one reader discovered Hurston, story excerpts, photos, information, essays, and links.

Edith Wharton
American author of "Age of Innocence," "House of Mirth," and other novels.

Anne Bronte
Poet Anne Bronte's life and poetry are highlighted in this web page. Also included in this page is a bibliography relating to the Bronte sisters.

Emily Bronte
This web page devoted to the 19th century poet include a biography, samples of Emily's poetry, and poetry links.

George Eliot
Information on the life and writings of George Eliot, aka Mary Ann Evans -- author of Middlemarch and other novels.

Virginia Woolf

Contemporary Authors

Isabel Allende
Latina American writer.

Lisa Alther
This web page provides a guide to Alther's background, with pictures, interviews, critiques and descriptions of books.

Maya Angelou

A.S. Byatt
Antonia Susan Byatt has written six novels, including Booker-prize winning Possession.

Edwidge Danticat

Annie Dillard
Author of "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek" and "An American Childhood."

Louise Erdrich
Salon interview with Native American poet and author.

Barbara Kingsolver
Official website of popular author of "The Bean Trees," "Animal Dreams," "Pigs in Heaven," and "The Poisonwood Bible."

Terry McMillan
This African-American best-selling author of Waiting to Exhale gives a short interview about the making of the movie based on the novel.

Toni Morrison
Noble Prize-winning author of "Beloved" and other African-American- and woman-focused novels.

Gloria Naylor
Novelist, works include "The Women of Brewster Place."

Maria Louise Pool
This Victorian lesbian author wrote novels about women set in New England and the South. This site contains a detailed biography and novel excerpts.

Jane Smiley
Author of "A Thousand Acres" which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1991.

Alice Walker
This site of this activist/womanist author contains a biography, annotated excerpts of her works, a list of works, quotes, and interviews.

Rebecca Wells
Author of "The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood."

Banana Yoshimoto
A fan's devoted site to this Japanize author of "Kitchen."

Dorothy Allison
Southern feminist, lesbian author of "Bastard Out of Carolina", "Trash", "Skin" and "Two or Three Things I Know for Sure."

Julia Alvarez
Best-selling Dominican-American author of "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents," "In the Time of the Butterflies," and "Yo!"

Margaret Atwood
Canadian author of "Cat's Eye," "The Handmaid's Tale," and other novels, as well as an extensive collection of short stories, all with strong women protagonists.

Sandra Cisneros
List of books and biographical information about this chicana author of "House on Mango Street" and "Women Hollering Creek and Other Stories". This web site provides links to other hispanic authors.

Joan Didion
Author of "After Henry" web page features a biography, information on works,and links to other sites.

Andrea Dworkin
The site dedicated to the controversial feminist writer dispels some myths about her beliefs and samples her fiction works, interviews and speeches.

Leslie Feinberg
Activist, author and speaker of the transgender movement. Hir "Stone Butch Blues" is a must-read.

Maxine Hong Kingston
Chinese-American author of "The Woman Warrior" and other works.

Anchee Minn
Chinese author of "Red Azalea" writes about political and social issues during Maoist China.

Bharati Mukherjee
This Indian-American author seeks to record the experiences of the "new immigrant."

Marge Piercy
Everything you've ever wanted to know about Marge Piercy, poet and author of "Woman on the Edge of Time," including her resume, list of books and reviews, reading schedule, and more.

Anna Quindlen
Anna Quindlen is a former columnist for the New York Times. describes her writing as, "personal, humorous, and thought-provoking." Author of "One True Thing" and "Living Out Loud."

Amy Tan
Interviews with and articles about the author of "The Joy Luck Club," "The Kitchen God's Wife," and "The Hundred Secret Senses."

Feminist Mystery Writers

Eleanor Taylor Bland
Eleanor Taylor Bland's sleuth is Marti MacAlister, an African-American woman homicide detective in Illinois.

Rita Mae Brown
Southern feminist writer, her works include the "Sneaky Pie Brown" mystery series and the "lesbian classic" "Rubyfruit Jungle."

Nicola Furlong
Mystery writer whose works feature female athletic detective characters

Sue Grafton
This is the official site of the alphabetical mystery writer. Take a survey, read her biography, or search her books from "A" is for Alibi to "O" is for Outlaw. This site won the People's Choice Web Site award.

Sparkle Hayter
Mystery author.

Joan Hess
Feminist mystery novelist, her works feature Claire Malloy, a bookseller, and Arly Hanks, Chief of Police of Maggody, Arkansas.

Susan Holtzer: The Mysterious Wolverine
Mystery novelist, including the "Ann Arbor" mystery series.

Margaret Maron
The site of this Edgar Award winning mystery novelist includes a biography and book information.

Lia Matera
This author of the Willa Jansson series has a site that includes information about booksignings, articles, and recommended links for entertainment and research.

Sharyn McCrumb
This suspense novelist is the author of the Elizabeth McPhearson mysteries and the Ballad novel series.

Terris McMahan Grimes Presents Sister Sleuth
This mystery novelist1s site explores mysteries written for and about people of color. Includes an interview with Grimes and information about her new novel.

Annette Meyers
Author of the Smith and Wetzon series about two Wall Street headhunters, and co-author, with her husband Martin, of a historical series written under the pen name Maan Meyers.

Sarah Paretsky
Sara Paretsky is one of the best known women mystery authors, whose private detective V.I. Warshawski and gritty Chicago-based mysteries broke ground for women in the previously all male hard-boiled mystery game.

Sandra Scoppettone
This mystery/suspense author is best known for her Lauren Laurano series, which features a lesbian private investigator. Her site includes a biography, interview, summary of current projects, calendar of appearances, and reviews of other writer's books.

Starhawk is the author of some suspenseful new age/science fiction feminist novels: "The Fifth Sacred Thing" and "Walking to Mercury."

Marilyn Wallace: A Wallace Sampler
This suspense writer is also the editor of the Sisters in Crime Anthologies.

Polly Whitney
Author of adventurous roller-blading mysteries.

Feminist Science Fiction Authors

Marion Zimmer Bradley
Site of fantasy magazine and information about author.

Octavia Butler
Visit the home page devoted to African-American science fiction writer Octavia Butler for a bibliography, links to a biography, and commentary.

Ursula K. LeGuin
Site of science fiction writers including LeGuin. The site features interviews, links and a consise works list of fantasy for children and adults.

Robin McKinley
This site includes letters by the author, a biography, summaries of her books and surveys by readers.

Constance Penley
Penley writes about sex and sexism within the world of science and technology.

Sherri S. Tepper
Fantasy author of "The Awakeners" series.

Feminist Poets

Maya Angelou
James Baldwin writes,"You will hear the regal woman, the mischievous street girl; you will hear the price of black woman's survival and you will hear of her generosity. Black, bitter, and beautiful, she speaks of our survival" of Maya Angelou's poetry.

Ellen Bass
Writes about sexual abuse in both Spanish and English.

Elizabeth Bishop
"Elizabeth Bishop was vehement about her art--a perfectionist who didn't want to be seen as a 'woman poet.'"(

Gwendolyn Brooks
An African-American poet whose works include "we real cool."

Lucille Clifton
African-American poet with a raw and powerful writing style.

Louise Erderich
Native American poet and author.

June Jordan
This page features biography and a list of publications of this essayist, poet and professor at UC Berkeley.

Nikki Giovanni
This site includes a chronological biography, list of published works and recordings, and details on Giovanni's awards and honorary degrees.

Alice Fulton
See a biography, reviews of Fulton's books, a listing of her awards, the text of her poems, links to other works on the Internet, and interviews. TriQuarterly, Contemporary Literature, and The Writer's Chronicle.

Carolyn Forche
Links to poetry about human rights.

Marianne Moore
This web site features pictures, a biography, and the poems of Marianne Moore.

Audre Lorde
Woman Lesbian Black Poet Mother Teacher

Marge Piercy
Piercy's site of her work and interviews.

Robin Morgan
Author and founder of "Sisterhood Is Global."

Sharon Olds
Feminist poet who writes about her family.

Sylvia Plath
Author of "Bell Jar" and "Ariel" poems.

Mary Oliver
Accessible poems about nature.

Sonia Sanchez
Sanchez uses her words to create a bridge between gender, race and age.

Adrienne Rich
Groundbreaking lesbian feminist poet.

Author of "American Dreams."

Ntozake Shange
Poet who choreographed her poems.