It’s International Women’s Day 2011!

Posted by @ 7:33 pm on March 8th, 2011

What follows is a list of writers who amaze me.

Locals: Roxane GayEvelyn HamptonLily HoangKristen IskandrianCatherine LaceyChelsea MartinAmy McDanielAlissa NuttingAlexis OrgeraJackie Wang

Notables: Amelia Gray • Aimee Bender • Judy Budnitz • Trinie Dalton • Christine Schutt • Jac Jemc • Lydia Millet • Catie Rosemurgy • Claire Donato • Renata Adler • Leni Zumas • Eudora Welty • Eileen Myles • Amber Sparks • Flannery O’Connor • Joyelle McSweeney • Jackie Corley • Patricia Highsmith • Ellen Bryan Voigt • Mary Ruefle • Myla Goldberg • Karen Russel. Carolyn Chute • Kathrine Dunn • Mary Miller • Kate Walbert • Amy Hempel • Amanda Filipacchi • Tillie Olsen • Joanna Howard • Claudia Smith • Melissa Broder • Grace Paley • Katherine Anne Porter • Pagan Kennedy • Suzanne Burns • Victoria Blake • Sandy Florian • Shirley Jackson • Emily Dickinson • Marcy Dermansky • Lorrie Moore • Kate Bernheimer • Alice Munro • Kim Chinquee • Francine Prose • Janet Frame • Brandi Wells • Robin Romm • Mary Robison • Antonya Nelson • Rosalynde Vas Dias • Sheila Heti • Amy Fusselman • Samantha Hunt • Harper Lee • Lucy Corin • Mavis Gallant • Robin Elizabeth Black • Diane Williams • Adria Bernardi • Stacey D’Erasmo • Frayn Masters • Heather McHugh • Cynthia Ozick • Christine Fadden • Ariana Reines • Laura Hendrie • Kelly Link • Stevie Smith • Hannah Tinti • Kathryn Regina • Rachel Sherman • Nelly Reifler • Stacey Levine • Rebecca Curtis • Stacey Richter • Amy Minton • Carol Emshwiller • Rebecca Solnit • Lydia Davis • Ann Cummins • Kathy Acker • Marianne Moore • Dawn Raffel • Chelsey Minnis • Susan Minot • Angela Carter • Lindsay Hunter • Gina Berriault • Lynne Tillman • Anna Clark • Lore Segal • Sarah Shun-lien Bynum • Carole Maso • Kristina Born • Paula Bomer • Terese Svoboda • Emily Kendal Frey • Karen Brennan • Mary Gaitskill • Elisa Gabbert • Susan Neville • Grace Krilanovich • Yannick Murphy • Muriel Spark • Gertrude Stein • Deb Olin Unferth • Shelley Jackson • Sara Manguso • Joy Williams • Katy Lederer • Jayne Anne Phillips • Heather Christle • Courtney Eldridge • Rachel Glaser • A.M. Homes • Susan Howe • Miranda Mellis • Eileen Gunn • Dorothea Lasky • Rebecca Brown • Deborah Eisenberg • Pia Ehrhardt • Elizabeth Ellen • xTx • Andrea Kneeland • Kendra Grant Malone • Ellen Kennedy • Alicia Jo Rabins • Alix Ohlin • Laura van den Berg • Rebecca Wolff • Karen Finneyfrock • Carson McCullers • Anne Boyer • Molly Gaudry • Laynie Browne • Vanessa Place • Maggie Nelson

Many are alive and would probably be happy to submit something to The New Yorker. So, if you work at The New Yorker, take a look.

I feel sort of like I might just delete any comment to this post that doesn’t begin with at least ten more for the list.

UPDATE

Was adding commented names, but realized you can just see them in the comments. Strong names in the comments section so far.

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