Female Transgressive Writers of all time (Part 3)

Updated: Apr 20

  1. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

  2. Megan Abbott

  3. Gillian Flynn

  4. Katherine Dunn

  5. Violet LeVoit

Time to talk about another 5 fantastic authors that I categorize under Transgressive Fiction according to their style and themes, how they use the power of writing to transgress the norms of their society and culture. Today we will talk about Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Megan Abbott, Gillian Flynn, Katherine Dunn, and Violet LeVoit.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

(30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851)


Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English

novelist who wrote the Gothic novel Frankenstein and The Last Man, which is considered an early example of science fiction. In her own lifetime, Mary Shelley was taken seriously as a writer, though reviewers often missed her writings' political edge.


“No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.”
― Mary Shelley

Megan Abbott

(August 21, 1971)

Megan Abbott is an American author of crime fiction and of a non-fiction analysis of hardboiled crime fiction. Her novels and short stories have drawn from and re-worked classic