My Dear I Wanted To Tell You - Louise Young
World war one through the experiences of three women and two men. Very well written.
Towards Another Summer - Janet Frame
A woman believes that she is turning into a migratory bird. I love Janet Frame's writing, try Owls Do Cry or Faces in the Water next.
And, here's a list of, often unknown or unrecognised, modern (ish) female artists. Google them for more information:
- Shirin Neshat
- Teresa Margolles
- Marina Abromavic
- Tracey Emin
- Louise Beorgious
- Kiki Smith
- Francesca Woodman
- Kara Walker