WiHM 2023: Women Writers Shaping the Future of Horror

Women Writers Shaping the Future of Horror

By: Cecilia Kennedy

Place a knife, a fairytale—or cursed object—in the hands of the following writers, and they’ll deliver terrifically twisted page-turners to last this entire Women in Horror Month—and then some. The six authors here each contain a unique vision that pushes the genre in exciting and powerful new directions, and this list is not, by any means, exhaustive. The authors listed here just happened to be a part of my own reading list over the past year, and I’ve found their work inspiring. 


So, as the spring wind and rain beat down through intermittent clouds and sun, embrace the chill with haunting stories by the following authors, listed in alphabetical order by last name below.