For Books’ Sake, a website celebrating women’s writing, identifies Larsen’s contribution to the arts
Nella Larsen
Nella Larsen

If she were as immortal as the ideas within her novels, Nella Larsen would have celebrated her 124th birthday this month. The Danish/Afro-Caribbean author, after a diverse career in nursing, librarianship and ‘hack writing’, she slipped into literary obscurity and died alone aged 72.  But her colourful life was filled with achievements, innovation and hope. So here are the 10 reasons to love Nella Larsen – African American literature’s quiet pioneer… [Read More]