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Our Favorite Female Authors

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we asked our librarians who their favorite female authors are. Here is what they shared!

Missy Murphey – Research & Information
S.E. Hinton
Barbara Alderman – Regional Campuses
Agatha Christie
Annie Jacobsen
Tim Bottorff – Rosen Library
Emily Dickinson
Mary Shelley
Sai Deng – Cataloging
Eileen Chang
Jane Austen
Sarah Norris – Scholarly Communication
Diana Gabaldon
Margaret George
Peggy Nuhn – Regional Campuses
Colleen McCullough
Jacquelyn Mitchard
Shane Roopnarine – Rosen Library
Ursula K. Le Guin
Madeleine L’Engle
Tina Buck – Electronic Resources
Helene Hanff
Dorothy Gilman
Candice Millard
Michael Furlong – Regional Campuses
Patricia Highsmith
Shirley Jackson
Paula Poundstone
Rich Gause – Research & Information
Octavia Butler
Ursula K. Le Guin
Nnedi Okorafor
Selma Jaskowski – Information Technology & Digital Initiatives
Louise Penny
Laurie R. King
Josephine Tey
Jane Austen
Meredith Semones – Research & Information
Elizabeth Berg
Barbara Kingsolver
Anna Quindlen
Jodi Picoult
Min Tong – Regional Campuses
Jane Austen
Maya Angelou
Emily Bronte
Amy Tan
Kim Montgomery – Cataloging
Jane Austen
Dorothy L. Sayers
Andre Norton (Alice Mary Norton)
James Tiptree Jr. (Alice Bradley Sheldon)
Ursula K. LeGuin
Carrie Moran – Teaching & Engagement
Francesca Lia Block
Tana French
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Mary Oliver
Ann Patchett
Elizabeth Gilbert
Mary Page – Collections & Technical Services
Anne Tyler
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Marge Piercy
Emily Dickinson
Barbara Ehrenreich
Caroline Knapp

Rachel Mulvihill – Teaching & Engagement

Emily St. John Mandel
Ann Patchett
Curtis Sittenfeld (yes! A woman)
Alice Hoffman
Kate Atkinson
Lauren Groff
Ann Packer
J. Courtney Sullivan

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