Within the literary canon, men get more than enough attention. So, we think it’s time to celebrate the incredible women writers who are currently tackling issues of identity, gender, sexuality, and more, in novels, memoirs, plays, and short essays. They might not be in the spotlight as much as the men in their field, but that doesn’t make their work any less important.
Click through the gallery to see some of our favorite female writers on Instagram. Follow them to keep up with what’s happening in their lives, and help support their work by buying lots of books from independent bookstores.