Orlando: Women's Writing
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Writers with Entries

New: January 2015

New Author Entries

  • Elizabeth Grymeston, before 1563 - 1601/4. Her single surviving text, published soon after her death, is a literary-historical landmark whether read as conduct literature, essays, or a mother's legacy.
  • Olaudah Equiano, c. 1745 - 1797. Afro-British sailor, explorer, and autobiographer. His memoirs are the most important among his various abolitionist writings.
  • Anna Maria Mackenzie, by 1760 - after 1816. Author of fifteen novels and a biblical paraphrase: anonymous, pseudonymous, and under three successive married names.
  • Elizabeth Sophia Tomlins, 1763 - 1828. Published novelist and poet, whose translations and periodical contributions remain unidentified.
  • Catherine Sinclair, 1800 - 1864. Scottish writer of Evangelical, didactic fiction and non-fiction, some of it addressed to the young, and of travel books about Britain.
  • Charlotte Guest, 1812 - 1895. English enthusiast for medieval Welsh romance: translator of the Mabinogion. She was a lifelong diarist, and also published on the iron business and on her collection of porcelain.
  • Kate Greenaway, 1846 - 1901. Though remembered almost exclusively as an illustrator, she longed to be a writer, and published her own verses for children in Under the Window, 1879, and other volumes.
  • Maud Gonne, ?1866 - 1953. English-born activist in the cause of Irish independence. Her polemical writings culminated in her autobiography, A Servant of the Queen, 1938. The queen here is Cathleen Ni Houlihan.
  • Kathleen Nott, 1905 - 1999. Novelist, poet, and philosophical and critical writer, who sought to counter the infiltration of literary by religious criteria in the criticism of T. S. Eliot and others.
  • Maya Angelou, 1928 - 2014. Afro-American poet, dramatist, and autobiographer.