November is a month that gives you both the flavors of fall and winter. Isn’t that the perfect essence of elucidating emotions? Perhaps as happy as a fall, some different colors, or maybe just the glee of winter or the solitude of it – November has it all. Let’s read about 5 famous female authors born in November. And trust me, these 5 authors have it all – the genre, the power, the solitude, and the joy.
5 Famous Female Authors Born in November:
George Eliot (aka) Mary Ann Evans (November 22)
Notable Works – The Mill on the Floss, Middlemarch, Romola, Silas Marner, Daniel Deronda, Scenes of Clerical Life, and Adam Bede
George Eliot was an English poet, journalist, translator, and novelist. She was one of the superior writers of the Victorian era. Like others writers of that era, Thomas Hardy and Charles Dickens, most of her writings are set in England, as they emerged from provincial England.
Mary Ann Evans wanted to get reviewed as an unidentified personality, not someone who is already known as an editor, critic, and translator so she used George Eliot. Added to that, she wanted to break the stereotype of women’s writing being confined to light romances.
She is celebrated to date for the psychological insight, realism, and comprehensive representation of the countryside.
Margaret Mitchell (November 8)
Notable Works – Lost Laysen and Gone with the Wind
Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell was a novelist and journalist. Mitchell won the National Book Award in the year 1936 for her renowned work Gone with the Wind and also the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in the year 1936. The genres she devoted herself to are epic, romance, and historical fiction.
Arundhati Roy (November 24)
Notable Works – The God of Small Things
Suzanna Arundhati Roy is an essayist, writer, and political activist for environmental causes and human rights.
Roy has won Man Booker Prize for her most renowned work The God of Small Things. The other awards won by her are Sydney Peace Prize, Norman Mailer Prize, Orwell Award, and a National Filmfare for Best Screenplay.
Louisa May Alcott (November 29)
Notable Works – Little Women, Eight Cousins, Jo’s Boys, and Little Men
Louisa May Alcott was an American short story writer, poet, and novelist. She was raised in New England among some notable intellectuals such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
At the beginning of her career as a writer, she sometimes utilized A.M. Barnard as her pen name, under which she wrote sensation novels and striking short stories for adults that primarily focused on vengeance and fervor.
Margaret Atwood ( November 18)
Notable Works – The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake, The Testaments, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Surfacing and Cat’s Eye
Margaret Atwood is not only a novelist; she is an essayist, environmental activist, teacher, and founder of the Writer’s Trust of Canada and Griffin Poetry Prize. She is also the creator of the LongPen tool and linked machinery that ease remote mechanized writing of documents.
Atwood is known for her superior themes that are just always up for discussions like, religion, myth, and dominance of language, politics, identity,y, and gender.
She has won several notable awards including two Booker Prizes, the Franz Kafka Prize, the National Book Critics, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and a lifetime achievement award by PEN Center USA.