Midsummer Night in the Workhouse /tpf
Written by Diana Athill
Publication Date October 01, 2011
Diana Athill was born in 1917. She helped Andre Deutsch establish the publishing company that bore his name and worked as an editor for Deutsch for four decades. Athill’s distinguished career as an editor is the subject of her acclaimed memoir Stet, which is also published by Granta Books, as are five volumes of memoirs, Instead of a Letter, After a Funeral, Yesterday Morning, Make Believe, Somewhere Towards the End, and a novel, Don’t Look at Me Like That. In January 2009, she won the Costa Biography Award for Somewhere Towards the End, and was presented with an OBE. She lives in London.
"These stories are small gems ... [Athill's] legion of admirers will be pleased." Maclean's
"[Diana Athill's] collected fiction writing from the 1950s through the 1970s is a handsome garland on a long career..." Vogue
"I loved loved loved these short stories. They're like many-faceted gems, understated, deceptively simple and even off-hand, yet so filled with insights and real beauty."
"... a very smooth read ... Athill is clearly a writer of intelligence." Rover Arts