Orlando: Women's Writing
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Writers with Entries

New: January 2010

New Author Entries

  • Ann Fisher, 1719-78, grammarian (uniquely for a woman at this date) and educational writer.
  • Margaret Holford the elder, ?1757-1834, novelist and playwright: mother of a poet of the same name, one of whose works is still often wrongly ascribed to her.
  • Margaret Holford the younger, (later Holford), 1778-1852, poet whose first romance narrative gave her a fame not equalled by her later poetry, fiction, or play, or her earlier Oriental tale, despite her tireless efforts to further her career.
  • Ada Cambridge, 1844-1926, English-Australian poet, novelist, and autobiographer. One of Australia's earliest poets, and a significant chronicler of colonial Australia.
  • Lucy Walford, 1845-1915, novelist and short-story writer, Scottish but settled in London, creator of feisty heroines who are typically tamed by experience.
  • Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1936, short-story writer, poet, children's writer, and journalist who also produced novels, political writing, and an autobiography. Chiefly known, to the detriment of his once immense popularity, as the depictor of British India.
  • Roma White, 1866-1930 (real name Blanche Oram, later Winder), popular novelist who often sets her stories in the theatre world or in exotic distant countries.
  • Arnold Bennett, 1867-1931, literary and popular novelist and miscellaneous writer. Remembered as a leader of the school of realist fiction, especially for his works set in the Potteries of Staffordshire.
  • Ruby M. Ayres, 1883-1955. Popular romantic novelist whose phenomenal sales (of at least 150 novels written at a rate of up to 20,000 words a day) continued with new reprints in the late twentieth century.
  • Gladys Henrietta Schütze, 1884-1946, novelist and miscellaneous writer whose almost total oblivion must surely be due to the foreign name which harrassed her in her lifetime and inspired her most famous work, Mrs. Fischer's War, 1930.
  • Hélène Barcynska, 1886-1964. Popular novelist who turned to autobiography and memoir after her exceptional output and popularity began to decline as tastes changed.