March 12, 2018

Childfree Celebrities: Famous Authors Edition – Women’s History Month

Cover of "The Second Sex"

Cover of The Second Sex

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.


Notable female childfree children’s authors include: Margaret Wise Brown, famous for “Good Night Moon,”  Beatrix Potter of “Peter’s Rabbit” fame, and Louisa May Alcott, author of “Little Women.”


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:


Elizabeth Gilbert – Author, “Eat Pray Love


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, 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”


The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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?