To celebrate WOM4N, we asked several of our authors and staff to share their favourite female characters from the 4th Estate bookshelves. Here, Katherine Heiny, author of the forthcoming ‘Single, Carefree, Mellow‘ explains why she relates to one of fiction’s most famous heroines…
‘She’s a murderer — but that’s not why I’m in awe of her.
She’s a rebel and a feminist and courageous and resourceful — but that’s not why I admire her.
She’s charming and seductive and irresistible to men — but that’s not why I want to be like her. (Well, that’s not the whole reason, anyway.)
She’s vain and selfish and manipulative — but that’s not why she fascinates me.