Sara Paretsky, PhD

Year Inducted


Career Field

Business, Creative Writing


  • Ms. Magazine 1987 Woman of the Year
  • Best-selling novelist of mysteries featuring Private Investigator V.I.Warshawski
  • Awarded the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement by the British Crime Writers Association
  • Chaired first KU Commission on the Status of Women and helped produce a report on the career paths of KU graduates used by US Department of Labor in developing its affirmative action guidelines
  • Advocate for women with the National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Chicago NARAL
  • Founding member of the professional organization Sisters in Crime
  • Established the Sara and Two C-Dogs Foundation to supports girls and women in the arts, letters, and sciences