Sunday, May 13, 2012

Famous Writer Moms

I'd like to wish all of you a very beautiful, very happy,
Mother's Day!!

In honor of this day,
I'd like to feature some famous
writers who are also moms!

This Chilean-American author, born in Peru in 1942, is famous for her work in the magic realist tradition.  Her best-known novel is The House of the Spirits, released in Spanish as La Casa de los Espiritus.  She has written other important works, such as Ines of My Soul, Portrait in Sepia, and Daughter of Fortune.

In 2010, she received Chile's National Literature Prize, and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2004. 

She has two children from her first marriage.

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This Canadian writer, born in Ottawa in 1939, is perhaps best known as the author of The Handmaid's Tale, a science fiction novel which received the first Arthur C. Clarke Award, in 1987.  It was also nominated for the 1986 Nebula Award, as well as the 1987 Prometheus Award.  She has won many literary awards, and has authored other books, as well as short story collections. 

Her daughter, Eleanor Jess Atwood Gibson, was born in 1975.

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This wildly succesful American writer, born in Connecticut in 1973, is the beloved author of The Twilight Saga, which has not only topped bestseller lists, but has also been made into highly profitable films by Summit Entertainment.  The last film, which is the second part of  Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the series, is scheduled for release in November of this year. 

Meyer is also the author of The Host, a novel written for adults, which is currently being filmed.  The theater release date is March 29, 2013.

She has three sons: Gabe, Seth, and Eli. 

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Born in 1931, this American novelist, editor, and professor is best known for her novels Song of Solomon and Beloved.  The latter was made into a movie, starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover, which was released in 1998.  She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for this novel in 1987, and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.  In April of this year, it was announced that she would be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Morrison has two sons, Harold and Slade. 

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Another very succesful and beloved author, famous for the enchanting Harry Potter books, she was born in Gloucestershire, England, in 1965.  Her immortal series has been made into eight blockbuster movies, the last of the seven books having been filmed in two parts.

She has also written The Tales of Beedle the Bard.  A new novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy, is set for release on Sept. 27, 2012.

Her daughter, Isabel Rowling Arantes, was born in 1993.

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    1. Hi, Lily!

      Glad you liked it! You're very welcome for the share, and thanks for commenting!! : )

  2. I love this post. Reading is such a pleasure for me and I am grateful for these writers among others. It is nice to be reminded that these ladies have a larger purpose, one that I have as well, being a mother.

    1. Hey, Steph!

      Yes, indeed! We have so many wonderful writers!! And these women DO have a larger purpose! You're so very lucky to share that with them!!

      I had no idea you were a mom, too. Hope you had a FANTASTIC Mother's Day!! Let's hear it for moms!!!!! YAY!!!!

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment!! <3


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