The Most Successful Women Writers of World Literature
From literature to sports, from business life to art, women manage to do things that will make their names known to the whole world. Many women writers and poets in the world of literature left immortal works behind them. Reaching millions of readers and making their names known, women created works that are masterpieces for world literature. Let’s have a look at those women who wrote unforgettable works and their works.
1. Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf, one of the names who managed to shape feminist literature, is also one of the pioneers of the modernist movement. Known for her work “A Room of One’s Own” and skillfully using inner speech techniques and stream of consciousness, the author has made a name for herself all over the world with her powerful texts. Growing up in one of England’s intellectual families, Virginia Woolf’s father writes like herself. It is possible to say that Woolf, who improved herself in her father’s rich library, was born into the world of literature. Virginia Woolf, one of the best writers of all time, ends her life in a river by filling her pockets with stones due to her mental breakdown.
2. Jane Austen
Jane Austen, who steered world literature and whose works were transferred to the film screen is undoubtedly, one of the most important figures in literature. The writer, who has a strong ironic ability, traps the reader in lines with her plain narration. In her novels, where she includes strong female characters like herself, she deals with the facts in a striking language. “Pride and Prejudice” or “Love in Pride and Prejudice “, which is among the world classics, takes its place in libraries as a masterpiece. It is not possible to get much information about Jane Austen, who inspired the writers who came after her with the works she wrote. Because after her death, her brother destroyed all her letters by burning on her will. Austen, who died of breast cancer in 1817, will always keep her place among the strongest pens.
3. J.K. Rowling
K. Rowling, the world’s first millionaire author, is the author of the famous Harry Potter series. The Harry Potter series became famous by being transferred to the big screen and J. K. Rowling made her name known to a wider audience. The author, whose whole life changed with the story of Harry Potter, which she started to write on a train journey when she was a single mother having a hard time, lives a very modest life despite being a millionaire. While Rowling, whose real name is Joe, continues to produce, the Harry Potter series seems to always exist in our lives with both books and movies.
4. Ursula K. Le Guin
Ursula K. Le Guin, who we lost in 2018, is one of the first writers that come to mind when science fiction is mentioned. Influenced by Greek mythology and Taoism, her works, which she started to write in the 60s, attract attention with their utopian aspect. Ursula K. Le Guin, who became more famous by winning the Hugo and Nebula awards with her book “The Left Hand of Darkness”, also gave lectures at universities. Le Guin is one of the most successful female writers who inspire those who want to become writers like her.
5. Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie, who left many writers behind in the detective genre and settled at the top, has established a throne in the hearts with the character of Hercule Poirot she created. Christie managed to enter the best-seller list in England after the Bible and Shakespeare; It wins readers’ appreciation with its multi-layered plot and creative power. Agatha Christie, who wrote romance novels besides detective works, preferred to publish these works under the pseudonym “Mary Westmacott”.
It is known that Agatha Christie, one of the first names that come to mind among world-famous women writers, stayed at İstanbul Pera Palace Hotel. Agatha Christie’s room, which stayed in room 411 during her trip to Istanbul between 1926-1932, awaits its guests today for a unique accommodation experience. It is rumored that the information about the whereabouts of Christie, who disappeared for 11 days at that time, was hidden in the Pera Palace Hotel.