By Any Other Name: Writers Named Esther

August 14, 2015 § 1 Comment

There are many writers named “Esther“, and here you can find a good, solid list to start with:

Esther Bradford Aresty (1908-2000), American collector, historian, and writer.
Esther Averill (1902-1992), American children’s book author, editor, illustrator, and publisher.
Esther Bendahan (b. 1964), Moroccan-Spanish author and translator.
Esther Biddle (c.1629-1697), English preacher and writer also known as “Hester Biddle”.
Esther Baum Born (1902-1987), American author and photographer.
Esther Boserup (1910-1999), Danish economist and writer.
Esther Brann (1899-1998), American children’s book author and illustrator.
Esther (E.M.) Broner (1927-2011), American activist and author.
Esther Eberstadt Brooke (1894-1987), American author and counselor.
Esther Edwards Burr (1732-1758), American diarist.
Esther Chapa (1904-1970), Mexican activist, doctor, and writer.
Esther Copley (1786-1851), English children’s book author and nonfiction writer.
Esther Croft (b. 1945), Canadian educator and writer.
Esther David (b. 1945), Indian artist, author, and sculptor.
Esther Delisle (b. 1954), Canadian author and historian.
Esther Forbes (1891-1967), American children’s book author, historian, and novelist.
Esther Freud (b. 1963), English novelist.
Esther Friesner (b. 1951), American fantasy and science fiction author.
Esther Frumkin (1880-1943), Russian activist and author.
Esther Garber (1947-2015), pen name of English author and poet Tanith Lee, who also published as “Judas Garbah”.
Esther Gitman (b. 1941), Yugoslavian historian.
Esther Glen (1881-1940), pen name of New Zealander activist, children’s book author, journalist, and novelist Alice Esther Glen, also known as simply “Esther”.
Esther Schiff Goldfrank (1896-1997), German-American anthropologist and writer.
Esther Hautzig (1930-2009), American novelist.
Esther (“Etty”) Hillesum (1914-1943), Dutch diarist and woman-of-letters.
Esther Allen Howland (1801-1860), American nonfiction writer.
Esther Inglis (1571-1624), British artisan, artist, bookbinder, calligrapher, and manuscript-maker.
Esther Cooper Jackson (b. 1917), American activist, editor, and writer.
Esther Johnson (1681-1728), English woman-of-letters.
Esther Kellner (1908-1998), American author and civil servant.
Esther Kreitman (1891-1954), Polish novelist and short story writer.
Esther (“Eppie”) Lederer (1918-2002), American columnist who published under the pen name “Ann Landers”.
Esther Martinez (1912-2006), Tewa (Native American) linguist and storyteller.
Esther McCoy (1904-1989), American author and historian.
Esther McCracken (1902-1971), English actress and playwright.
Esther Morgan (b. 1970), English poet.
Esther Nelson (1810-1843), Manx poet.
Esther Nirina (1932-2004), Malagasy poet.
Esther Raab (1894-1981), Israeli author and poet.
Esther Rochon (b. 1948), Canadian science fiction author.
Esther Kerr Rusthoi (1909-1962), American author, composer, evangelist, poet, and singer.
Esther Seligson (1941-2010), Mexican academic, historian, poet, translator, and writer.
Esther Popel Shaw (1896-1958), American activist, editor, educator, poet, and writer.
Esther Singleton (1865-1930), American editor, historian, and travel writer.
Esther Streit-Wurzel (1932-2013), Israeli children’s book author and educator.
Esther Tusquets (1936-2012), Spanish essayist, novelist, and publisher.
Esther Boise Van Deman (1862-1937), American archaeologist and writer.
Esther Vanhomrigh (c.1688-1723), Irish woman-of-letters.
Esther Vilenska (1918-1975), Polish-Israeli activist, author, journalist, and politician.
Esther Voet (b. 1963), Dutch editor and journalist.
Esther von Kirkbach (1894-1946), German chaplain, journalist, and poet.
Esther Clark Wright (1895-1990), Canadian author and historian.

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