The current print edition of Book Magazine has longer, detailed descriptions of their Ten to Watch in 2003, which list includes Suzan-Lori Parks. She's got a novel coming out, in addition to the screenwriting and Pulitzer Prize winning plays.
I'd be very happy for her success, if I wasn't so damned jealous.
Also named, Marjane Satrapi (who I couldn't find a good English-language link for). [Update: wasn't looking hard enough] The name sounds familiar, and she actually looks familiar, but I've no idea why.
And more with the update. From that previous link:
Marjane Satrapi was born in Iran in 1969 in a modern family. When she was fourteen years old, she was sent to Vienna, to flee the dictatorial regime in Iran. She led a vagrant life for a while, and eventually moved to Sweden where she got married. In 1994, after a divorce, she moved to France. There, she began working on her autobiographical graphic novel 'Persepolis'. It was published by L'Association and became an instant success. Not only was this the first Iranese comic ever, she designed it especially to tell people about the real Iran, beyond the prejudices that surround a dictatorship. Marjane Satrapi has planned to release 'Persepolis' in four parts. Besides a comic artist, she is also a writer and illustrator of children's books.
That's her entry from Lambiek Comiclopedia, "an illustrated compendium of over 3400 international comic artists with biographies and artwork examples." Lambiek itself "is Europe's oldest and most famous antiquarian comic shop. Located in Amsterdam, Lambiek has a huge selection of old and new comics in many languages and is a hallmark in the world of comics."
I'd never heard of them before, naturally, because I suck.