Your Favorite Women Writers
We asked. You answered. Here are some of Oprah.com readers' favorite contemporary women writers!
Jane Bowles wrote just one novel, one play and six short stories—of which "Camp Cataract" is generally considered her masterpiece—yet Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote and John Ashbery all considered her to be one of the finest and most underrated writers of American fiction. Bowles' travels, marriage to composer and author Paul Bowles and lesbian explorations all played a big role in inspiring her writings, refining her wit and cultivating a loyal following of devoted readers. Bowles died from complications with alcoholism in Malaga, Spain, in 1973.