As a children’s author I once wrote a post about Dr. Suess and other famous kiddie-lit authors that didn’t have kids.
You can read it here.
Here is a list of other famous female writers, authors and journalists who made their mark on the world with their words and not their offspring. It’s quite an impressive club:
Marie Colvin – Award-winning American journalist for the British newspaper The Sunday Times
Dorothy Parker – American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist
Anaïs Nin – Author
Melanie Notkin – Founder of SavvyAuntie.com, Author of “Savvy Auntie: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great-Aunts, Godmothers and All Women Who Love Kids” (Morrow/HarperCollins 2011)
Rachel Carson – Conservationist and author of “Silent Spring”
Anita Brookner – British novelist and art historian
Amy Tan – American writer best known for her book “The Joy Luck Club”
Harper Lee – Author, “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Marian Keyes – Author
Maeve Binchy – Novelist
Virginia Woolf – Author
Hilary Mantel – Novelist
Simone de Beauvoir – Author, “The Second Sex”
Charlotte Bronte – Author, “Jane Eyre”
Edith Wharton – Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist
Jane Austen – Author, “Pride and Prejudice,” “Sense and Sensibility”
Isek Dineson – (pen name Karen Blixen) author of “Out of Africa”
Gloria Steinem – American feminist, journalist and political activist
WNKies do you know any other women that should be added to this list?
- On Being Childless, Childfree, and True (gloriabowman.com)