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10 Amazing Female Novelists Under 50

Forget Virginia Woolf! You should be reading these contemporary female novelists. (Just kidding about Virginia Woolf, though. Never stop reading her.)

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3. Bina Shah

“As Shah Abdul Latif had written in the epic poetry she adored, life was about separation and loss; she had been through the cycle time and time again, exiled from her beautiful Sindh, forced to wander for years, away from the love of her life.” —A Season for Martyrs

4. Ru Freeman

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“There is no right and wrong, and precepts are for fools. Every thing is just as it is! And we must experience things without condemning them, because if we condemn them, then we are becoming too involved.” —A Disobedient Girl