Writers with Entries: July 2017 Update


Grace, Lady Mildmay: 1552 – 1620: An amateur medical practitioner who produced medical notes, recipes, and religious writing informed by her own lived experiences.

Grisell Murray, 1692 – 1759: A Scottish memoirist who focused much of her writing, produced for private circulation, on the lives of her parents.

Radagunda Roberts, c. 1730 – 1788: A Welsh translator and author of poetry, verse tales, and sermons.

Eliza Dunlop, 1796 – 1880: An Anglo-Australian poet and translator who wrote against the brutality of colonialism in her adopted home.

Mary Angela Dickens, 1862 – 1948: The eldest granddaughter of Charles Dickens, she produced her own fiction and religious reflections, interviewed other authors for periodicals of her time, and adapted some of her grandfather’s fiction.

Mary McCarthy, 1912 Р1989: An American author who published fiction, travel writing, autobiography, and political commentary in addition to her best-known novel, The Group (1963).

Mavis Gallant, 1922 – 2014: A Canadian expatriate who spent most of her prolific career in Paris, she specialized in short fiction and produced novels, essays, journals, and a play.

Winsome Pinnock, born 1961: A playwright and author of fiction and adaptations of prose for radio and television, who has taught at several UK universities. Pinnock also participates in public discussions about access to education and the future of Black and Asian drama in Britain.

Ali Smith, born 1962: A Scottish author whose fiction, drama, and criticism are highly intertextual and often experiment with identity categories and genres.

Naomi Alderman, born 1974: An author of not only novels, short fiction, and adaptations but also web and mobile applications, such as the popular Zombies, Run!.