Fannie Hurst, novelist, advocate

Fannie Hurst (October 19, 1885 – February 23, 1968) was an American novelist and short story writer whose works were highly popular during the post-World War I era. Her work combined sentimental, romantic themes with social issues of the day, such as women’s rights and race relations. She was one of the most widely read woman authors of the 20th century, and for a time in the 1920s was one of the highest-paid American writers. She also actively supported a number of social causes, including feminism, African American equality, and New Deal programs. Her novel ‘Imitation of Life’ was one… Read More

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