Abebooks’ Reading Copy blog recently posted an odd list of “75 Greatest Living Female Writers,” who were selected and voted on by its customers and readers. J. K. Rowling comes in at the top, followed by some remarkable literary writers, some good pop writers, and many much less wonderful writers of all genres.
Perhaps we can come up with our own informal list. Clare, Karen, and I have already expressed our annoyance with the Abebooks list.
So in no particular order here are my suggestions for Greatest Living Female Writers. Please leave your suggestions in comments.
Jayne Anne Phillips
Joyce Carol Oates
Maxine Hong Kingston