Kathleen Caffyn

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KC was a New Woman novelist and short-story writer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century who, throughout her career, worked under the pseudonym Iota. She was best known for her first novel, A Yellow Aster.

Milestones

1853
Kathleen Hunt (later KC ) was born at Waterloo House in Co. Tipperary.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Who Was Who. A. and C. Black, 1897.
1894
KC , writing as Iota, published her first New Woman novel: the highly popular and controversial A Yellow Aster.
Sutherland, John. The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction. Longman, 1988.
under Yellow
By 21 September 1916
KC published her final novel, Mary Mirrilees, which received a damning short review in the Times Literary Supplement.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
766 (21 September 1916): 454
Who Was Who. A. and C. Black, 1897.
6 February 1926
KC died in Italy, following complications from surgery.
Who Was Who. A. and C. Black, 1897.
“Caffyn and Caffin History”. Ancestry.com.

Biography

Birth

1853
Kathleen Hunt (later KC ) was born at Waterloo House in Co. Tipperary.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Who Was Who. A. and C. Black, 1897.