21 Top Women Writers Who Literally Changed the World ...

These days it’s not unusual to see women at the top of the best sellers lists or winning Pulitzer and Nobel Prizes.

But some women writers just stand out from the crowd, prize-winners or not.

Their words have a profound and lasting effect on their contemporary generation and continue to resound for future readers.

1. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

The late great Maya Angelou was an African-American poet and autobiographer who unashamedly and bravely tackled many taboo issues related to gender, race and politics in her work.

Still I Rise is one of the most important poems of all time in my opinion.

JK Rowling