Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor (3 July 1912 – 19 November 1975)

Elizabeth Taylor was a British author, who wrote about ordinary people and situations in a most compelling way.  Her characterizations are superb.  Taylor wrote twelve novels and five short story collections, which have all been published as Virago Modern Classics.   She was a very private person, and overshadowed during her lifetime by the actress who shared her name.  As Benjamin Schwarz wrote in The Atlantic, she “is best known for not being better known.”  Further biographical information can be found on Wikipedia.

Nicola Beauman published an excellent biography, The Other Elizabeth Taylor, which I reviewed here.

Reviews of Elizabeth Taylor’s work (in order of publication):