Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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|Leisure and Society||Noel Streatfeild||
NS was elected a member of P.E.N. Club (later PEN International ), which had been founded a decade earlier to help and support writers.
|Leisure and Society||Sybille Bedford||
SB belonged to the Society of Authors and to PEN (of which she was vice-president for the year 1979).
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
|Leisure and Society||Elizabeth Taylor||
ET wrote that she liked routine and was always disconcerted when I am asked for my life story, for nothing sensational, thank heavens, has ever happened.
She had a passion for modern painting, and...
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
|Leisure and Society||Mary Webb||
In London, MW joined the Tomorrow Club , then its successor PEN , and the Bookman Circle .
Coles, Gladys Mary. The Flower of Light: A Biography of Mary Webb. Duckworth, 1978.
|Literary responses||Catharine Amy Dawson Scott||
CADS 's novels and poems established a solid reputation for her as a woman of letters in the early 1910s. By 1929, however, her works were no longer read much: she commented (in response to...
At about the same time, when the public library service was suffering cuts (especially to smaller branches), she was a key figure in a popular campaign in Camden which succeeded in getting their particular local...
GS served for three years as president of English PEN . One month before her term was due to expire she resigned her presidency in order to draw attention to what she said was an...
KN served as president of the Progressive League . In 1974 she became president for a year of the English branch of PEN International , whose quarterly magazine (titled from its parent organization, in varying...
As an established author, albeit well past most people's retirement age, PF lectured and read her work at festivals and other venues, served on the Arts Council 's literature panel, and was a member of...
AF 's public work continued after her second marriage. She chaired the Crime Writers' Association , and became in 1984 a founding trustee of the Authors' Foundation . When she retired as a trustee she...
In England the winter before her first marriage AS taught at a girls' school, and after the marriage she worked in Soho, London, masquerading . . . as a publisher's advertising manager.
Contemporary Authors, Autobiography Series. Gale Research, 1984.
|Occupation||Lady Cynthia Asquith||
Meanwhile she prepared to receive evacuees from London, and volunteered for first aid work, nursing, and night shifts with the ARP (Air Raid Precaution) .
After the war she became a member both of...
Beauman, Nicola. Cynthia Asquith. Hamish Hamilton, 1987.
The Home Office appointed the English Centre of PEN to report on the status of refugee writers who had been or could be interned. SJ and Hermon Ould undertook the bulk of this advisory work.
Jameson, Storm. Journey from the North. Harper and Row, 1970.
On the outbreak of the Second World War, NS joined the Women's Voluntary Service and worked running a mobile canteen service which delivered food to air-raid shelters in South London (Bermondsey and Deptford). She had...
5 October 1921
The P.E.N. Club (later PEN International ), a world association of authors, was founded in London by writers C. A. Dawson Scott and Violet Hunt .
PEN International held a conference in Venice. Delegates included W. H. Auden , C. P. Snow , Pamela Hansford Johnson , and Cecily Mackworth .
21 May 2013
Sotheby's held an auction of fifty contemporary first editions annotated for the purpose of this sale by their authors. A total of £439,200 was raised for English PEN , of which £150,000 (the highest price)...