Francine Prose, author of sixteen books of fiction, lives in New York City.
For women who disrupt narratives - and those who admire them - this is both a powerful volume ... and a lovely survey of just under 50 women writers from across the centuries... -The Toronto Star A handsome compilation of images and short biographical essays on female writers in this coffee-table volume. ... In a world in which women's writing is still routinely underreviewed and underrated, a book celebrating this work will always be a welcome contribution. Both those who know these writers well and newcomers to their work should enjoy this excursion into the rich waters of literature written by women. -Publishers Weekly ...a timely response to the ongoing lack of attention paid to female authors. ... As a coffee-table book, with full-color images of the women profiled, including Jane Austen, the Brontes, George Sand, Astrid Lindgren, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, Dorothy Parker, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, this is a lovely project. -Library Journal