Sunday, March 29, 2009

VOANews: 5 Women Writers

Willa Cather, 1873-1947: She Celebrated Europeans Who Settled in the American Midwest
On PEOPLE IN AMERICA: Her best stories are about these pioneers. She developed a way of writing, both beautiful and simple, that made her a pioneer, too. 04 October 2008

Flannery O’Connor, 1925-1964: She Told Stories About People Living in Small Towns in the American South
On PEOPLE IN AMERICA: Many of her novels and stories presented ideas about religion. They showed the conflict between the world of the spirit and the world of the body. 05 July 2008

Louisa May Alcott, 1832-1888: She Wrote Her First Book at the Age of 16
On PEOPLE IN AMERICA: "Little Women" is still one of America's best loved children's books. Louisa May Alcott based the book on her own family. 31 May 2008

Gwendolyn Brooks, 1917-2000: The Poet Was the First African American to Win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature
On PEOPLE IN AMERICA: Gwendolyn Brooks wrote hundreds of poems. She was known around the world for using poetry to increase understanding about black culture in America. 17 May 2008

Edith Wharton, 1862-1937: Wrote Novels of the Young and Innocent in a Dishonest World
On PEOPLE IN AMERICA: "The Age of Innocence" deals with the lack of honesty that lies behind the apparent innocence of the New York social world.