Orlando: Women's Writing
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Writers with Entries

New: July 2018

Entries Enhanced

Shelagh Delaney: commemorations of A Taste of Honey sixty years after its debut.
Millicent Garrett Fawcett: Gillian Wearing's statue of her was unveiled in April 2018, the first statue of a woman to stand in Parliament Square, Westminster.
Susan Ferrier: Val McDermid's spirited bid to add Ferrier to the list of Edinburgh's recognized literary celebrities through her Resurrection event of street theatre in January 2018.
Antonia Fraser: made a Companion of Honour at new year 2018. Congratulations!
Margery Kempe: the conference devoted to her at Oxford in April 2018, and founding of the Margery Kempe Society.
Bryony Lavery: in a single week in February her new adaptation from Graham Greene and a revival of her Frozen both opened.
Mary Pix returned to the public stage when The Beau Defeated, 1700, was revived at Stratford, UK, under the title The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich. Pix's plot and dialogue stood up well to competition from comic business, gunshots, and large dogs on stage.
Muriel Spark: various editions commemorating her centenary this year.
Elizabeth Strutt: her missing birth and death dates, from the Protestant cemetery in Rome, with thanks as so often to Andrew Ashfield.
Rose Tremain: the story of her early life as revealed in her memoir Rosie; also the 2017 edition of her transgender novel Sacred Country, with introduction by Peter Tatchell.