Great Women in Literature - It's International Women's Day!

It's International Women's Day! This day was first celebrated in the early 1900’s and was originally called International Working Women’s Day. The celebration focuses on general respect, appreciation and love towards women as well as women's economic, political and social achievements.

We thought of this as a great opportunity to talk about the biggest female writers. And while we couldn't fit them all in one blog post, we've chosen 3 of the most successful ones from around the world. If you were looking for inspiration on what to read next, maybe you'll get some good ideas:

J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

This British novelist is probably the most famous female writer worldwide, mainly because of her Harry Potter fantasy books series.

With more than 450 million books sold in her career, Rowling has also won many awards and honorary titles.

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Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende

She’s being called ‘the world's most widely read Spanish-language author’.  Allende's novels are often based upon her personal experience and pay homage to the lives of women, while weaving together elements of myth and realism.

Her most famous books: The House of the Spirits and City of the Beasts have achieved broad commercial success.

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Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

As an American novelist, Morrison has often taken a haunting look at the black experience in her country. She obtained a Pulitzer Prize (1988) and a Nobel Prize (1993) for her novel Beloved.

Among other of her best known novels are: The Bluest Eye and Sula

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If you want to know even more names of greatest women who have highlighted in the writing world, check this Pinterest board for a very good Top 50 Female Authors compilation.

Who is your favorite female writer? Do you have any special plans for International Women’s Day this year? Have a look at what’s going on in your area via the official site.

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