Henry Handel Richardson
Standard Name: Richardson, Henry Handel
Birth Name: Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson
Married Name: Ethel Florence Lindesay Robertson
Pseudonym: Henry Handel Richardson
In a publishing career that began in 1895 and first registered with the public in 1908, expatriate Australianproduced six novels (three of which make up an epic trilogy), a collection of short stories, and an enigmatic volume of memoirs. Her literary forebears were more continental European than either English or Australian, and her intellectualism and experimentalism produced a mixed reception, but her reputation as one of the important writers of the earlier twentieth century now seems secure.