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Fiction

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.

Annie Nathan Meyer

Believing that education was the best path for women’s success, Annie Nathan Meyer founded Barnard College, New York’s first liberal arts college for women.

Bel Kaufman

Bel Kaufman used her experiences as a public school teacher as fodder for her bestselling novel, Up the Down Staircase.

Ilona Karmel

Ilona Karmel wrote two powerful novels based on her experiences in the Holocaust and its aftermath.

Anne Frank

Anne Frank’s remarkable honesty and gift for writing made her diary one of the most well-known books in the world, and made her an icon of all those lost in the Holocaust.

Edna Ferber

In her novels, short stories, and plays, Edna Ferber captured the rich variety of life in America, from the Mississippi River in Show Boat to the wilds of Alaska in Ice Palace.

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