The Literary Mothers project, a collection of short essays on female literary influence, poses a great question. Who is your literary mother? It’s been so interesting to read how certain female authors influenced us as writers, readers, or people.
I wrote my essay on Banana Yoshimoto, a Japanese author whose work greatly influenced me as a writer. Please do check it out!
I’m so interested to read more essays and hear what female authors influenced you. They are still taking submissions and will be posting essays throughout the summer, so please consider contributing. I look forward to hearing more about your literary mothers!