Thursday, June 9, 2011

Powerful Sisters

Avril David, writing in Forbes, presents her (admittedly subjective) ten most powerful women writers, a list which ranges from mega-million seller Danielle Steel to Nobel laureate Toni Morrison.

Bearing in mind Ms. David's definition of powerful, what do you think?


EnriqueFreeque said...

Oh great, Danielle Sucks has sold books up the wazooski, and that makes her influential to whom exactly? To esteemed Harlequin Romance-type readers the world over? Woo hoo!

And Stephanie what's-her-face has influenced an entire generation to enjoy not very-blood-curdling-but definitely-mediocre, dumbed-down writing. Thank you for helping destroy U.S.A. America's culture, Steph!

How insulting to Toni Morrison to be included among such riff raff. Is this list a satire?

How come she didn't include Jodi Picoult or Jennifer Weener?

Gag me and her list.

Rebecca Glenn said...

Well, being Forbes I think power is defined mostly in terms of $ earned and copies sold. But at least 6 out of 10 (Oates, Allende, Morrison, Walker, Angelou, Lahiri) could arguably be called literary writers, and then J.K.Rowling, while not literary, is a writer of influence beyond merely her numbers. In my humble opinion.

It never ceases to amaze me how much fun it is to get passionate over things like lists of authors or books.