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Fiction

Judith Krantz

A hypercritical professor kept Judith Krantz from writing fiction until middle age, but once she started, her bestselling romance novels proved him wrong.

Edith Konecky

In her acclaimed novels, Edith Konecky painted portraits of successful and domineering assimilated Jewish men and the ways their ambitions strangled possibilities for the wives and daughters in their orbit.

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Known for her long-time collaboration with Merchant Ivory Films, novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is the only writer to have won both a Booker Prize and the Academy Award for her work.

Fannie Hurst

One of the highest-paid American writers of her time, Fannie Hurst explored the challenges facing Jews and other minorities.

Frances Horwich

Frances Horwich was loved by parents and children alike for her educational television show, Ding Dong School.

Laura Z. Hobson

Laura Zametkin Hobson’s unconventional life became fuel for her remarkable novels, including the highly popular Gentleman’s Agreement in 1947.

Marilyn Hirsh

Marilyn Hirch brought her knowledge as an art historian and Jewish scholar to her thoughtful illustration and writing of children’s books, including the beloved K’tonton series.

Carolyn G. Heilbrun

Carolyn G. Heilbrun lived two rich and full lives, one as an esteemed scholar of modern British literature, the other as the popular mystery writer Amanda Cross.

Leah Cohen Harby

A member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Leah ““Lee” Cohen Harby’s patriotism and her pride in her Southern roots found an outlet in her essays, short stories, and poetry.

Sarah Hamer-Jacklyn

Sarah Hamer-Jacklyn’s popular Yiddish tales not only painted a vivid portrait of the lost shtetl of her youth, but also added a dimension male authors of the time had missed: a nuanced and complex picture of the lives of Jewish women.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Fiction." (Viewed on April 24, 2015) <http://jwa.org/topics/fiction>.

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