Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing is a comprehensive, authoritative and hugely enjoyable guide to women's fiction, prose, poetry and drama from around the world in the second half of the twentieth century. Over the course of some 1000 entries by over 150 international contributors a picture is built up of the incredible range of women's writing in our time. Novelists such as Iris Murdoch and Toni Morrison; literary theorists such as Helene Cixous and Susan Sontag; poets such as Sylvia Plath and Fleur Adcock- all are here. This is a book unique in its breadth of coverage, which as well as the established and well-loved opens up new worlds of modern literature which may be unfamiliar but are never less than fascinating.
Jane Eldridge Miller is a Lecturer in English literature at Princeton University. She is the author of Rebel Women: Feminism, Modernism and the Edwardian Novel.