Inspired Women

inspired women authors

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Graphic banner with the portraits of  all of the authors left to right Nicole, Lori, Mary Beth, Sara, and Taffy

this month, in partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine, we’re celebrating remarkable women in literature. They’re first-time, longtime and career-changing authors, and their new books are all featured on O’s summer reading list. They’ve all been inspired by other women (real and fictional) and are honored to be an inspiration to others.

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Nicole left - portrait of her holding on the her book Pasty. Right- Nicole laying down while typing on a typerwriter.

NICOLE
DENNIS-BENN
AUTHOR OF PATSY

Once a public health researcher, Nicole is now a lecturer in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University. Her debut novel, Here Comes the Sun, earned high acclaim from the New York Times, NPR and Kirkus Reviews, to name a few. Her highly anticipated second book, Patsy, is a stirring portrait of motherhood, immigration and sacrifices made in the name of love. Learn more at nicoledennisbenn.com

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Left - Taffy covering her face face with her Is in trouble, exposing her eyes. Right Taffy sitting on a stool.

TAFFY
BRODESSER-AKNER
AUTHOR OF FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE

An award-winning journalist and staff writer for the New York Times, Taffy’s unique perspective, intelligence and humor inform her writing about some of the biggest names and topics in popular culture. Fleishman Is in Trouble is her first novel—a smart, funny tale of divorce in the digital age. Learn more at taffyakner.com

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left -  Sara sitting agianst a wall, right a portrait of her holding on  to her book the confession of Frannie Langton

SARA
COLLINS
AUTHOR OF THE CONFESSIONS OF FRANNIE LANGTON

After practicing law for 17 years, Sara earned her master’s degree in creative writing from Cambridge University, where she was awarded the 2015 Michael Holroyd Prize for Creative Writing. Her debut novel, The Confessions of Frannie Langton, was inspired by a true story and is an astonishing thriller filled with scandal and suspense. Learn more at http://bit.ly/SARACOLLINS

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left -- Lori is sitting on top on a pile of books -- right her leaning on a wall with words

LORI
ROY
AUTHOR OF GONE TOO LONG

Lori, a tax consultant turned mystery writer, was the first woman—and only the third person—to receive an Edgar Allan Poe Award for both Best First Novel and Best Novel. Gone Too Long is a heart-pounding tale of two women battling for survival against a century’s worth of hate. Like Lori’s previous books, it’s steeped in real-world social issues and historical events and wrapped in suspense. Learn more at loriroy.com

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 Left - Mary Beth holding on to her book Ask Again, Yes. Right- her sitting against the wall with her legs crossed and her book on top of her head

MARY
BETH KEANE
AUTHOR OF ASK AGAIN, YES

A 2015 John S. Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Mary Beth was named one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 in 2011. Her previous books are The Walking People and Fever. Her third novel, Ask Again, Yes, is a moving story about two neighboring families, a 40-year-old tragedy and forgiveness. Learn more at marybethkeane.com

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