Tales of Hidden Heroes: Lesbians and Modernism

Diana Souhami: Modernism would not have happened without the lesbians who gravitated to Paris, formed their own community and were at the vanguard of cultural revolution …

Diana Souhami is the author of many highly praised books: Gluck: Her Biography; Gertrude and Alice; the bestselling Mrs Keppel and Her Daughter (winner of the US Lambda Literary Award for best gay writing and a New York Times `Notable Book of the Year’); Greta and Cecil; The Trials of Radclyffe Hall (shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Biography and also winner of the US Lambda Literary Award); Selkirk’s Island (winner of the Whitbread Biography award), Wild Girls: the Lives and Loves of Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks; Coconut Chaos; Murder at Wrotham Hill (shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Dagger Award) Edith Cavell (winner of the EDP Jarrold East Anglian Book of the Year award) and Gwendolen