A feminist author is an author, whose works highlight the tribulations or societal injustices that women suffered in a certain period of time.  

1. Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook is considered a feminist masterpiece.

2. Louisa May Alcott

This feminist and transcendentalist is best known for her 1868 novel “Little Women,” based on an idealized version of her own family.

3. Maya Angelou

The African-American author, poet, playwright, actress, and singer wrote 36 books, of which “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” (1969) is undoubtedly the best-known.

4. Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë was the sister of Anne and Emily Bronte, and the last survivor of the Bronte siblings. The 1847 novel “Jane Eyre” is one of the most famous and loved works of English literature.

5. Gwendolyn Brooks

Brooks won the Pulitzer Prize for her book of poetry “Annie Allen,” becoming the first African American writer to do so.

6. Fanny Burney

This English novelist and playwright wrote novels about English aristocracy with a dash of shameless irony. Her most famous works are “Evelina” and “The Wanderer.”

7. Kate Chopin

Chopin’s “The Awakening”, “The Story of an Hour,” and other short stories are unapologetic in their feminist themes.

8. Willa Cather

Cather was an American writer, whose works include “The Song of the Lark” (1915) and “O Pioneers!” (1913). Her WWI novel “One of Ours” got her a Pulitzer Prize.

9. Emily Dickinson

This influential American poet needs no introduction. Albeit living most of her life as a recluse, her poems reflected life in the uttermost realism.

10. George Eliot

Born Mary Ann Evans, this writer used a male name to get published, because women authors were not published in the 19th century. She mainly wrote about social outsiders within political systems in small towns. Her most famous novel is “Middlemarch” (1872), but she’s also known for novels like “The Mill on the Floss” (1860).