Ursula Owen

Standard Name: Owen, Ursula


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Anthologization Angela Carter
Some of AC 's stories and autobiographical pieces first appeared in anthologies, like The Quilt Maker in Sex and Sensibility: Stories by Contemporary Women from Nine Countries, 1981, and Sugar Daddy in Fathers, Reflections...
Literary responses Michèle Roberts
Her relationship with her father , however, improved when he read and liked the essay she had written about him for Ursula Owen 's anthologyFathers: Reflections by Daughters, also 1983. Here she related...
Literary responses Christina Stead
Anne Duchêne , too, expressed admiration for this weirdly laborious, gothic story, calling it a sombre panel, a long and painful expressionist essay, with really only three—or two and a half—characters. She reserved her highest...


21 June 1973: Virago Press held its first board meeting...

Writing climate item

21 June 1973

Virago Press held its first board meeting (of directors Carmen Callil , Rosie Boycott , and Marsha Rowe ). The press was established in London with financial support from Quartet Books .

By Autumn 1975: Carmen Callil's new Virago Press issued its...

Women writers item

By Autumn 1975

Carmen Callil 's new Virago Press issued its first title, Mary Chamberlain 's Fenwomen: A Portrait of Women in an English Village, an indictment of rural poverty as it bears on women.

By mid-October 1983: Ursula Owen, editor of Virago Press, published...

Women writers item

By mid-October 1983

Ursula Owen , editor of Virago Press , published with them an anthology of essays: Fathers: Reflections by Daughters.


Callil, Carmen, and Ursula Owen. “Christina Stead”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 3990, p. 1055.