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Fiction

Selma Stern-Taeubler

Both as a historian and a novelist, Selma Stern-Taeubler traced the experience of German Jewry from the tolerant era of eighteenth century Prussia to her own experience of living in Nazi Germany.

Gertrude Stein

An experimental writer whose works inspired Ernest Hemingway and Sherwood Anderson, Gertrude Stein shaped American literature with her writing and literary culture with her legendary Paris salons.

Susan Sontag

Through her work as a literary and cultural critic, Susan Sontag called long-held assumptions and taboos into question.

Death of prolific screenwriter and novelist Vera Caspary

June 13, 1987

“Those who come after us may find it easier to assert independence, but will miss the grand adventure of having been born a woman in this century of change.” Screenwriter Vera Caspary

Muriel Rukeyser

Muriel Rukeyer’s poetry reflected her passionate activism and her belief in confronting the truth of her lived experience.

Anne Roiphe

A prolific journalist, essayist and novelist, Anne Roiphe is known for tackling issues of feminism and Jewish identity in her writing.

Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand sparked a new ethical philosophy called Objectivism with the principles laid out in her novels including the Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.

Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker commented on the art and events of her times with her brilliant turns of phrase and acid wit.

Grace Paley

A rare example of a writer deeply engaged with the world, Grace Paley made an impact as much through her activism as her writing.

Cynthia Ozick

Cynthia Ozick won high acclaim for her novels and short stories depicting the Jewish American experience and for her memorable, nuanced female characters.

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