Orlando: Women's Writing
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Writers with Entries

New: July 2007

New Author Entries

  • Elizabeth Shirley, 1566 - 1641, author of the earliest first-hand biography of an Englishwoman
  • Mary Fisher, 1623? - 1698, early Quaker activist remembered for preaching to the Sultan
  • Helen Craik, c. 1751 - 1825, Scottish poet and novelist, friend of Robert Burns
  • Catherine Cuthbertson, fl. 1802 - 1830, novelist who had great success with the Gothic Romance of the Pyrenees, [1802]
  • Mary Ann Kelty, 1789 - 1873, novelist, life-writer, religious writer, early admirer of Jane Austen
  • Catharine Maria Sedgwick, 1789 - 1867, "one of nineteenth-century America's most prolific and versatile women writers"
  • Harriet Smythies, 1813? - 1883, poet and prolific novelist of courtship and social satire
  • Roxburghe Lothian, 1819 - 1876, author of a novel about Dante and Beatrice, and an extraordinary romance based on her own life
  • Frances E. W. Harper, 1825 - 1911, "first African-American woman of letters," activist on behalf of emancipation and the rights of woman
  • Jessie Ellen Cadell, 1844 - 1884, novelist and translator of Omar Khayyám
  • Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, 1844 - 1911, US novelist, journalist, and writer in women's causes
  • Christina Fraser-Tytler, 1848 - 1927, Scottish poet and novelist, remembered for her portrayal of working-class characters
  • Sarah Orne Jewett, 1849 - 1909, novelist of New England
  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1850 - 1919, best-selling US poet: facile, sentimental, lively, memorable
  • Mary Cholmondeley, 1859 - 1925, writer of popular fiction with links to the New Woman movement
  • George Egerton, 1859 - 1945, woman of letters, precursor of Modernism, outspoken about female sexuality
  • Edith Lyttelton, c. 1865 - 1948, dramatist and writer of politically inflected prose (biography, travel, books on parapsychology)
  • John Oliver Hobbes, 1867 - 1906, novelist, playwright, and essayist, whose career moved from epigrammatic wit to religious feeling
  • Colette, 1873 - 1954, novelist, dramatist, autobiographer, and journalist, first Frenchwoman to be honoured with a state funeral
  • Romer Wilson, 1891 - 1930, philosophical novelist, briefly hailed for exceptional originality
  • Frances Horovitz, 1938 - 1983, broadcaster and poet of landscape and personal feeling
  • Jeni Couzyn, born 1942, South African-British-Canadian poet and feminist anthologist
  • Sally Purcell, 1944 - 1998, poet, scholar, and translator
  • Claire Luckham, born 1944, feminist dramatist for stage and radio: began with analysis of contemporary gender politics and went on to dramatise the lives of historical women
  • Jo Shapcott, born 1953, poet whose first retrospective collection, 2000, was hailed for "formative significance" and for "rewriting the English poetic canon"