Your Favorite Women Writers
We asked. You answered. Here are some of Oprah.com readers' favorite contemporary women writers!
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An author, poet, critic, essayist, feminist and social campaigner, Margaret Atwood began writing at age 6 and hasn't stopped since. Perhaps best known for her novels and short fiction, she also has 17 books of poetry under her belt. Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, she was short-listed for the Booker Prize six times, winning once, and has twice won the Governor General's Award.