Though women have been contributing to the literary world for centuries, sometimes under male pseudonyms, recognition of their works has often been scarce.
For instance, only 16 women have won the Nobel Prize for Literature, which has been awarded to must-read books every year since 1901. In recent times, luckily, things have started to shift. Female authors are carving a space for themselves with stories that are hard to miss.
From social satire and exploring love, to commentary on feminism and personal memoirs, some of the world’s best known literary masterpieces on diverse issues have been written by women. And we have shortlisted some of the best books that are a must-read.
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This story first appeared in Prestige Hong Kong.
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