10 Most Powerful Women Authors

Oates, Angelou and Walker among the most influential names in literature
Joyce Carol Oates
Writing in Forbes, Avril David has compiled a top ten list of the most powerful women authors alive: 'The women selected for this list are powerful because of their ability to influence us through their words and ideas [...] not to mention, book sales of up to 800M copies sold and a wealth of prestigious awards and recognition including Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes' (link via Poisoned Kiss):

  • J.K. Rowling
  • Danielle Steele
  • Toni Morrison
  • Stephenie Meyer
  • Mary Higgins Clark
  • Maya Angelou
  • Alice Walker
  • Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Isabel Allende

Source: Avril David, 'The 10 Most Powerful Women Authors', Forbes, 6 June 2011