Nava Atlas’ The Literary Ladies’ Guide to the Writing LifeBy | On Mar 21, 2011
Have you ever been asked the question, “If you could invite 12 people–living or dead–to dinner, who would they be?”
Author Nava Atlas’s latest book, The Literary Ladies’ Guide to the Writing Life, is the literary version of that dinner party. Using their diaries, letters, memoirs, and interviews, Atlas has compiled writing advice from a dozen successful female writers. Her “dinner party” includes Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Willa Cather, Edna Ferber, Madeleine L’Engle, L.M. Montgomery, Anaïs Nin, George Sand, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edith Wharton, and Virginia Woolf.