Women Short Story Writers

Throughout history, there have been many women short story writers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female short story writers such as P. L. Travers, Joyce Carol Oates, Doris Lessing, Louisa May Alcott, Jhumpa Lahiri.The women short story writers featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

 1 Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 8, 1965

 2 Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 29, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: March 6, 1888

 3 Diane Ladd

Diane Ladd
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 29, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 4 P. L. Travers

P. L. Travers
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 9, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Australian, British
Died: April 23, 1996

 5 Donna Douglas

Donna Douglas
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: January 1, 2015

 6 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Nigerian

 7 Flannery O'Connor

Flannery O'Connor
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: March 25, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: August 3, 1964
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 8 Holiday Reinhorn

Holiday Reinhorn
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Famous As: Fiction Writer
Birthdate: March 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 9 Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 10 Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 24, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 11, 1937

 11 Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 12 Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing
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Famous As: Novelist, Short Story Writer
Birthdate: October 22, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: November 17, 2013

 13 Tabitha King

Tabitha King
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 14 Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British, American

 15 Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 16 Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield
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Birthdate: October 14, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: New Zealander
Died: January 9, 1923

 17 Anne Perry

Anne Perry
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 18 Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 23, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 19 Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: February 4, 1995

 20 Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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Famous As: Renowned Author & Aviator
Birthdate: June 22, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: February 7, 2001

 21 Dorothy L. Sayers

Dorothy L. Sayers
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 13, 1893
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: December 17, 1957

 22 Janet Frame

Janet Frame
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Famous As: Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Writer, Short story writer
Birthdate: August 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: New Zealander
Died: January 29, 2004

 23 Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 29, 1810
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: November 12, 1865

 24 Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 25 Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 26 Deborah Eisenberg

Deborah Eisenberg
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 27 Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers
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Famous As: American novelist
Birthdate: February 19, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: September 29, 1967

 28 Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: July 23, 2001

 29 Jean Rhys

Jean Rhys
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 24, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Dominican, British
Died: May 14, 1979

 30 Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 31 Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 1, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Scottish
Died: April 13, 2006

 32 Mahasweta Devi

Mahasweta Devi
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Famous As: Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist, Educator, Short story writer
Birthdate: January 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
Died: July 28, 2016

 33 Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 34 Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: May 28, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Irish
Died: July 30, 2012

 35 Edna O'Brien

Edna O'Brien
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Irish

 36 Katherine Anne Porter

Katherine Anne Porter
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Famous As: Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist
Birthdate: May 15, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: September 18, 1980

 37 Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: April 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American, South Korean

 38 Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 7, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Irish, British
Died: February 22, 1973

 39 Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Haitian

 40 Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 41 Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 15, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 42 Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 43 Radclyffe Hall

Radclyffe Hall
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 12, 1880
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: October 7, 1943

 44 C. J. Cherryh

C. J. Cherryh
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality:

 45 Natalia Ginzburg

Natalia Ginzburg
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian
Died: October 7, 1991

 46 Grace Paley

Grace Paley
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 22, 2007

 47 Sarah Orne Jewett

Sarah Orne Jewett
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 3, 1849
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: June 24, 1909

 48 Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 49 Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 50 Grazia Deledda

Grazia Deledda
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Famous As: Nobel Laureate in Literature
Birthdate: September 27, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Italian
Died: August 15, 1936