By Any Other Name: Writers Named Alice

February 9, 2015 § 1 Comment

There is quite a long list of writers named “Alice” (many of whom are poets, interestingly). Here is a start:

Alice Adams (1926-1999), American novelist, professor, and short story writer.
Alice Ambrose (1906-2001), American author, logician, and philosopher.
Alice Bailey (1880-1949), Anglo-American theosophist and writer.
Alice Borchardt (1939-2007), American novelist.
Alice Dayrell Caldeira Brant (1880-1970), Brazilian diarist and socialite, who published under the pen name “Helena Morley”.
Alice Brown (1857-1948), American novelist, playwright, and poet.
Alice Mildred Cable (1878-1952), English author and missionary.
Alice Cary (1820-1871), American poet.
Alice Childress (1916-1994), American actress, author, and playwright.
Alice Dalgliesh (1893-1979), Anglo-American author and children’s book writer.
Alice Allison Dunnigan (1906-1983), American activist, author, and journalist.
Alice Morse Earle (1851-1911), American author and historian.
Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923), American ethnologist and writer.
Alice French (1850-1934), American novelist and short story writer who also used the pen name “Octave Thanet”.
Alice Masak French (1930-2013), Canadian Inuit memoirist.
Alice Fulton (b. 1952), American author and poet.
Alice Esther Glen (1881-1940), New Zealander activist, children’s book writer, journalist, and novelist, who also published under the pen name “Esther Glen”, or as simply “Esther”.
Alice Gomme (1853-1938), English author and folklorist.
Alice Goodman (b. 1958), American librettist and poet.
Alice Bache Gould (1868-1953), American historian.
Alice Corbin Henderson (1881-1949), American author, editor, and poet.
Alice Tisdale Hobart (1882-1967), American novelist.
Alice Hoffman (b. 1952), American children’s book writer and novelist.
Alice James (1848-1892), American diarist.
Alice Elinor Lambert (1886-1981), American romance author.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884-1980), American socialite and writer.
Alice Low (b. 1926), American children’s book writer and editor.
Alice McDermott (b. 1953), American author and educator.
Alice Meynell (1847-1922), American activist, editor, poet, and writer.
Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942), American poet and writer.
Alice Milligan (1865-1953), Irish poet and writer.
Alice Nadine Morrison (1892-1978), American musician and songwriter.
Alice Munro (b. 1931), Canadian short story writer.
Alice Dunbar Nelson (1875-1935), American activist, journalist, and poet.
Alice Notley (b. 1945), American poet.
Alice O’Fredericks (1899-1968), Danish actress, director, and screenwriter.
Alice Oswald (b. 1966), English poet.
Alice Parizeau (1930-1990), Polish-Canadian criminologist, essayist, journalist, and writer.
Alice N. Persons (b. 1952), American poet.
Alice Priestley (b. 1962), Canadian children’s book writer and illustrator.
Alice Rahon (1904-1987), French-Mexican artist and poet.
Alice Ravenhill (1859-1954), Anglo-Canadian activist, author, and educator.
Alice Hegan Rice (1870-1942), American novelist.
Alice Riley (1867-1955), American children’s book writer, playwright, poet, and songwriter.
Alice Sebold (b. 1953), American novelist.
Alice Bradley Sheldon (1915-1987), American science fiction author who wrote under the pen names “James Tiptree, Jr.” and “Raccoona Sheldon”.
Alice Tilton (1909-1976), pen name of American mystery author Phoebe Atwood Taylor, who also wrote as “Freeman Dana”.
Alice Vieira (b. 1943), Portuguese author and children’s book writer.
Alice von Hildebrand (b. 1923), Belgian philosopher, theologian, and writer.
Alice Walker (b. 1944), American activist and author.
Alice Werner (1859-1935), German poet, teacher, and writer.
Alice Muriel Williamson (1869-1933), British novelist who often published in collaboration with her husband, Charles Norris (C.N.) Williamson, and who also wrote under the pen name “Alice Stuyvesant”.

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