Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Panter-Downes, Mollie
Birth Name: Mary Patricia Panter-Downes
Married Name: Mary Patricia Robinson
specialized in wartime journalism for the New Yorker magazine, but she also wrote travel articles, reviews, poetry, novels, short stories, and children's literature. From 1938 to 1987, her contributions to the New Yorker totalled 852 pieces. Her journalism took note of the trivial, ordinary things that happened to ordinary people,
Lestage, Gregory, and Mollie Panter-Downes. “Preface”. Good Evening, Mrs Craven, edited by Gregory Lestage and Gregory Lestage, Persephone Books, 1999, p. vii - xxiii.
while her short stories and novels often tackled the human spirit under times of great distress. She was so closely associated with the New Yorker that she was often thought . . . to be American.
Lestage, Gregory, and Mollie Panter-Downes. “Afterword: Mollie Panter-Downes and The New Yorker”. Good Evening, Mrs Craven, edited by Gregory Lestage and Gregory Lestage, Persephone Books, 1999, pp. 191 -03.