Anne Brontë

Anne Brontë (17 January 1820 – 28 May 1849) was an English writer. She was educated at home, and later attended a boarding school in Mirfield, between 1836 and 1837. Anne worked as a governess between 1839 and 1845. Her poems and novels were first published under the pen name of Acton Bell. She died of pulmonary tuberculosis at the…

Florence Marryat

Florence Marryat (9 July 1833 – 27 October 1899) was a British writer. She was privately educated. After her marriage to an officer of the British Army, she travelled extensively through India, and returned alone to England in 1860. The couple had eight children. In the 1870’s, Florence lived together with a Colonel of the Royal Marine Light…

Helen McClory

Helen McClory is a Scottish writer. She has a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Glasgow. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in 3 AM Press, Necessary Fiction, Smokelong, The Toast, and Phoebe, among other places. She also writes reviews for PANK and The Female Gaze, and can be found at the blog Schietree. Interviews Burning House Press The…

Louise Bogan

Louise Bogan (August 11, 1897 – February 4, 1970) was an American poet. She attended the Girls’ Latin School in Boston, and later entered Boston University. After her freshman year,  she won a scholarship to Radcliffe, but decided to leave university to marry in 1916. The couple had a daughter, but separated in 1918. Bogan went to New York to pursue…

Barbara Comyns

Barbara Comyns (Barbara Irene Veronica Comyns Carr, 1907 – 1992) was an English writer. She attended art school in Stratford-upon-Avon, and later moved to London to attend Heatherley School of Fine Art. She had various jobs (dealing in antiques, breeding dogs, drawing for commercial advertisements, cooking in a country house), and began to write professionally in the 1940’s….

Helen Phillips

Helen Phillips (1983) is an American writer. She graduated from Yale and has a MFA from the Brooklyn College, where she works as assistant professor. Books And Yet They Were Happy (short-stories, 2011) Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green (children book, 2012, published internationally as Upside Down in the Jungle) The Beautiful Bureaucrat (novel, 2015) Some Possible Solutions (short-stories, 2016)…

Sofia Khvoshchinskaya

Sofia Khvoshchinskaya (Софья Дмитриевна Хвощинская, 1824–1865) was a Russian writer, translator and painter. She studied at St. Catherine Moscow Institute. Sofia published fiction and social commentary, and wrote under the pseudonym Ivan Vesenev. Books City Folk and Country Folk, tr.  Nora Seligman Favorov, 2017 (Городские и деревенские, 1863)  

Emily Ruskovich

Emily Ruskovich is an American writer. She graduated from the University of Montana and received an MA in English from the University of New Brunswick, Canada, and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She was the 2011–2012 James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her fiction has appeared in Zoetrope, One Story, and The…

Monica Dickens

Monica Enid Dickens (10 May 1915 – 25 December 1992) was an English writer. After being expelled from St Paul’s Girls’ School, in London, she went into domestic service, and worked as cook and general servant. She then worked as a nurse and in an aircraft factory. Later, she became a regular columnist for the local newspaper Hertfordshire Express and for the British…

Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo (simplified Chinese: 郭小橹; traditional Chinese: 郭小櫓; pinyin: Guō Xiǎolǔ, 1973) is a British-Chinese novelist and film-maker. She studied at the Beijing Film Academy, and moved to London in 2002. Books Once Upon A Time in the East: A Story of Growing up (memoir, 2017) Also published in the United States with the title Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China (2017) I am China (novel, 2014) Lovers…

Georgia Douglas Johnson

Georgia Douglas Johnson (Georgia Blanche Douglas Camp Johnson, September 10, 1880 – May 14, 1966) was an African-American poet and playwright. She graduated from Atlanta University’s Normal School, and attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio and the Cleveland College of Music. She wrote music from 1898 until 1959, and worked as assistant principal in a public school in Atlanta. In 1965,…

Lady Sarashina

Sugawara no Takasue no Musume (菅原孝標女, also known as Takasue’s Daughter, c.1008 – after 1059) was a Japanese author known for her classic Heian period travel diary, the Sarashina Nikki. “Sugawara no Takasue no Musume” means daughter of Sugawara no Takasue. Her real name is unknown, so British scholar Ivan Morris, who translated her diary to English, referred to her as Lady Sarashina. Books…