Earlier this week, we bemoaned the lack of women writing for Harper’s, and suggested a few great ones who we think could lend an interesting perspective to the magazine. We also asked you to nominate your own favorite lady writers who you think should be published in the oldest general-interest monthly in America. After the jump, we’ve culled a few of them from your comments on the post and on Twitter. Happy reading!
We’ve been fans of Michelle Orange’s incisive, smart writing — essays, fiction, criticism, and those nebulous in-betweeners — for a while now, watching it pop up in places like McSweeney’s, Virginia Quarterly Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and The Rumpus. Her first collection, This is Running For Your Life, appeared in February to much acclaim. We talk to her about it here. Suggested by Elissa Bassist.