Orlando: Women's Writing
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Writers with Entries

New: January 2013

New Author Entries

  • Anna Williams, 1706-83, translator, poet, and anthologist, whose ambition of compiling a dictionary of scientific terms (in which she was an expert) came to nothing, probably because she was by then totally blind.
  • Lady Anna Miller, 1741-81, travel writer, patron of poetry, and anthologist.
  • Tabitha Tenney, 1762-1837, anthologist (probably) and author of Female Quixotism, an important early-American novel.
  • Jane Hume Clapperton, 1832-1914, journalist, social reformer and pamphleteer.
  • Helen Mathers, 1853-1920, prolific popular novelist who scored an immense success with her very first novel, Comin' Thro' the Rye, published in 1875.
  • Lady Colin Campbell, (born Gertrude Elizabeth Blood, 1857-1911), Irish-born feminist and journalist, who survived and rose above a particularly nasty divorce scandal.
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859-1930, well known as creator of Sherlock Holmes, is less known for his work in many other genres, including a fictional vindication of women doctors.
  • Nina Hamnett, 1890-1956, visual artist, modernist, Bohemian, and memoir writer.
  • Gillian Allnutt, b. 1949, feminist poet and anthologist, re-creator of women's voices like those of Elizabeth Siddal and Sojourner Truth.
  • Kate Clanchy, b. 1965. Author of three volumes of poetry and a remarkable memoir of a woman refugee from Kosovo.