Posted on January 23, 2023 at 12:10 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

When we saw author Marion Meade's obituary, we recognized the name immediately from her biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine and expected to see more medieval monarchs in her writing.

Instead, the New York Times said, Meade's major literary contribution through her writing was reviving interest in a more modern female figure — writer Dorothy Parker.

Meade, who died December 29 at age eighty-eight, was initially going to write about poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, but heard someone else was doing so.

Instead, she focused on Parker, a wise move in hindsight. 

Read more about Meade's writing career and personal life in the NY Times.

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