Carol Ann Duffy

Personal profile Carol Ann Duffy, born on December 23, 1955 to a Roman Catholic family in Glasgow, is a famous playwright and poet from Scotland. In May 2009 she was appointed Poet Laureate in Britain, besides which at Manchester Metropolitan University, she is Professor of Contemporary Poetry. In Scotland, she is the first woman and first openly LGBT to hold the position. Literary contribution Standing Female Nude in 1985, Selling Manhattan in 1987, Mean Time in 1993 and Rapture in 2Read More…

Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson is one of the premier poets of the 19th century, from America. She was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10, 1830. On May 15, 1886, at the age of 56 she died in Amherst Massachusetts, United States. She had been a part of a prominent family that had strong ties to its community. During her major part of life she lived in as a recluse. As a teenager, she left school and lived on the family homestead in a reclusive lifestyle. There, she wrote hundreds of letteRead More…

Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Johan Ibsen (March 20, 1828 – May 23, 1906) also known as ‘The Father of Realism’ was a profound poetic dramatist, theatre director and playwright from Norway. He was born in a merchant family in Telemark County. He wrote his plays in the Danish language which were published by Gyldendal the Danish publisher. During most of his productive years he lived in Germany and Italy, though most of his plays are set in Norway. In theatre he was one of the founders of Modernism. In the EuropeRead More…

Arthur Miller

Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an essayist, playwright and cult figure in the American theatre in the twentieth century born in Harlem in the New York City. All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953) and A View from the Bridge (1955 – which was later revised in 1956) are some of his most popular plays. Besides this, The Misfits (1961) was his most noted work; besides he wrote several screenplays. In the 20th century, Death of a SalesmaRead More…

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Eleanor Atwood is a poet, essayist, environmental activist, novelist, and inventor born in Ontario, Ottawa, Canada on November 18, 1939. She has won the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade and is also winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Five times, she was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won it once. Several times, she has been finalist for the Governor General’s Award and won it twice. She founded a non-profit literary organization called Writer’s Trust of Canada to encouraRead More…

Sylvia Plath

Personal profile Sylvia Plath born in Boston, America, (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was a short story writer, novelist and poet. Before being acclaimed as a writer and poet, she studied at the University of Cambridge, Newnham College and Smith College where she excelled academically. In 1956 she married Ted Hughes a fellow poet who she met in Cambridge at a party on February 25, 1956. She lived in United States and later on in England. Together they had two children Nicholas and Read More…