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Fiction

Carol Gilligan publishes "In a Different Voice"

May 24, 1982

Psychologist Carol Gilligan published "In a Different Voice," the first book to argue that women's psychological development could not be understood by studying men.

Irina Reyn

Irina Reyn’s novels capture the immigrant experience of being simultaneously an outsider and a member of a tight-knit community.

Eugenie Foa

Eugénie Foa, the first professional Jewish woman writer, described Jewish culture in sympathetic terms to a broader audience.

Ida Fink

At a time when Holocaust narratives were expected to be epic tragedies, Ida Landau Fink’s fiction remembered and reimagined the Holocaust with unusual subtlety.

Elaine Feinstein

Elaine Feinstein’s poetry and fiction was profoundly shaped by both her own Jewish heritage and her passion for the work of modern Russian poets including Marina Tsvetayeva.

Fantasy Authors

Seeking Justice Through Fantasy

Rachel Swirsky

Rachel Swirsky’s experimental and feminist stories have garnered both awards and controversy from the science fiction and fantasy community.

Ellen Kushner

Ellen Kushner’s revolutionary fantasy novel Swordspoint offered an important early example of a strong, successful gay hero in a committed relationship.

Mary Doria Russell

An experimental writer who often grapples with religion in her writing, Mary Doria Russell has found inspiration in historical events from WWII to the OK Corral.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Fiction." (Viewed on January 22, 2017) <https://jwa.org/topics/fiction>.

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