The women selected for this list are powerful because of their ability to influence us through their words and ideas. Collectively, these women hold readers captivated with stories of fantastical worlds, suspense and drama, insights into the complexities of minority experiences and cultures, and fresh takes on societal issues and expectations…not to mention, book sales of up to 800M copies sold and a wealth of prestigious awards and recognition including Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes.
In other words, these 10 women can tell (and sell) a good story.
[Not sure I agree with one particular author on this list. Betcha can’t guess which one! Did I just type the word “betcha”? Ewww! Stephenie Meyer is the one I think should not be on this list.]