Inspiring Female Authors

**ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, OCT. 6-9** British author Zadie Smith reads from her new book titled, "On Beauty," in north London, Sept. 19, 2005. (AP Photo/Sergio Dionisio) ORG XMIT: NY349

                                            British author Zadie Smith  (AP Photo/Sergio Dionisio) 

Female authors who shaped readers lives. Some of my favorite ones among them like: Toni Morrison, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Margaret Atwood & Zadie Smith. Here are 10 of the most mentioned authors.

1. Doris Lessing (1919 – 2013)

2. Toni Morrison (born 1931)

3. Ursula K Le Guin (born 1929)

4. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

5. Clarice Lispector (1920 – 1977)

6. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (born 1977)

7. Margaret Atwood (born 1939)

8. Zadie Smith (born 1975)

9. Elena Ferrante (born 1943)

10. Angela Carter (1940 – 1992)

Read further @ The Guardian

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