From Sappho to Roxane Gay, female authors have been blazing trails for millennia. In honor of International Women’s Day, we’ve assembled a list of 10 contemporary authors you need to read from around the globe. Curious about Iranian graphic novels or interconnected short stories on the Indian-American experience? Searching for a British-Nigerian author’s reimagined fairy tales or hankering for a Mexican writer’s take on crowd-sourced literature? Look no further; these dames know damn well how to weave a yarn.