New Zealand born short story writer Katherine Mansfield was a contemporary of Virginia Woolf, D H Lawrence and the rest of the Bloomsbury crew. But Mansfield was an outsider: a colonial immigrant who conducted dramatic affairs with both men and women, and a lonely, chronically ill invalid. She was also a stunningly talented writer, and after her tragic death from TB at 34, Woolf identified Katherine Mansfield as the only writer of whom she had ever been jealous. Find out more about this writer and her wonderful short stories from Mansfield scholar, Meg Jensen.
Dr Meg Jensen is Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at Kingston University, London. She has published on writers including Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, Vladimir Nabokov, Jack Kerouac and Louisa May Alcott. Among her most recent publications is Prelude and Other Stories, Katherine Mansfield, selected and introduced by Meg Jensen, (Macmillan Collector’s Library, 2021).