“Life had made demands on art, and art had suffered.”

Dear Janet, Apart from the faithfull but small group of Virago Modern Classics aficionados, your work doesn’t receive nowadays the recognition it deserves. Maybe the reason for it lies on some largely pervasive prejudice, according to which family novels written by women are dismissed as domestic tales, while the ones written by men are regarded as…

Janet McNeill

Janet McNeill (14 Sept 1907 – October 1994) was an Irish novelist and playwright. She was born in Dublin. Her father was a minister at Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church. In 1913, the family moved to Birkenhead, and later, in 1924, to Belfast. McNeill studied the Classics and completed a Master’s degree at the University of St…