From the moment we stepped onto a stage at the National Press Club, the entire nation was watching.
The first person to speak up was an editor for a New York Times best-selling book, Alice Munro’s In Search of Lost Time.
She spoke up with the confidence of a seasoned public speaker.
She was right.
There is an overwhelming sense of belonging among the women who have become the first generation of writers to have their work published by the New York press.
They are not just the new generation, but the new voice.
They were the ones who wrote the book.
The next was a writer in her 30s, who had to write a novel in her own voice.
She did it with a sense of passion and purpose that belies her age.
The last one, a writer whose work is widely admired and whose words are spoken in tongues across the globe, was a young woman in her 20s who was asked by her editor to write about her childhood.
The books are a part of a legacy. “
The book was published in 2017, and I have to say that it is the best book I have ever written.”
The books are a part of a legacy.
They have become icons of the new America.
A generation of women who once did not know what they wanted or where they belonged is now an institution.
They can become leaders, writers, and citizens.
In 2018, the National Endowment for the Arts announced a new $5 million fund to honor and empower women writers.
That’s an incredible step, because a lot of the women’s work, especially their work in the field of art, is invisible to most Americans.
But we are making progress, and we will continue to.
Women writers are making their voices heard on the world stage, and they are being recognized for their talents and accomplishments.
As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Book Award, we need to look back at the women whose work we have admired and celebrated.
The most influential female writers of our time are the writers whose books were written at the time when we were the youngest and most disenfranchised.
The writers who became the first women to write novels and the first to be recognized as literary leaders and who wrote to inspire us.
They made their mark.
They influenced the way we think about books, about literature, about our world, and the way people think about the world.
That legacy is not easily broken.
The women who wrote books that are remembered and celebrated today are not only a part in the story, they are also an example to us.
The Women’s History Project, a national group that supports and celebrates women’s achievements, has created this list of the ten most influential writers of the 20th century.
The list includes several notable women who helped shape the literary and cultural landscape of the United States.
The 20 Women That Changed the World By Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt: The greatest of the great, The New York Observer (1921) “The woman who invented the telegraph was a woman.
She invented the first telegraph.
She wrote all the rules, the system, the equipment, the machinery.
And she did it all without a salary.
She built the telegram, which, in its first year, was the first commercially successful machine, and she was paid $1,000 for every telegram she sent.
The great American writer, Eleanor Roosevelt, wrote about the telegrams in her famous memoir, The Great American Telegram.
She called it the greatest gift the world had ever received.
Roosevelt’s voice is echoed today: She was not a man.
She wasn’t even a woman, but she was a pioneer, an advocate, an icon.
And that voice will be heard for generations to come.”
By Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl (1937) “I could not stay away from the teething pains of a child, for the little ones would be afraid of anything, but I could not leave my little one alone.
I could feel it growing in my breast, growing in the heart of my being.
The teethed boy in me cried when he was not getting milk or when he could not stand up, when he did not have enough of the medicine to get rid of his teeth.
The pain was so awful that I would have thought it was heaven if I were to die, and that is what happened.
I can remember every day of my life as if it was yesterday.
It was a nightmare.”
By Gertrude Stein: The Children’s Book of the Year (1942) “In this book, the author of one of the best-known and best-loved children’s books, GertRude Stein, describes her feelings for a young girl named Sarah.
Sarah, the reader finds, was adopted from a Jewish family.
Sarah and her