Fannie Hurst (October 18, 1889 – February 23, 1968) spent her earlier years studying people in order to be a great writer, and it paid off. Her writings were infused with political and personal issues that put her in the spotlight and gave her the courage to speak out on controversial matters.
Hurst spoke openly and did not think of repercussions, only of those she could help with her words. Her best known work is Imitation of Life, which was twice adapted to film.
Although isn’t as well known today as it was in her lifetime, Hurst made quite an impact on culture. In addition, she earned a great deal of money from her writing, becoming one of the most highly paid and sought after female authors of the 1920s and 1930s.
More about Fannie Hurst on this site
- Fannie Hurst & Zora Neale Hurston — a Literary Friendship
- Conscious Quotes by Fannie Hurst
- Dear Literary Ladies:
What goes through your mind when you’re feeling blocked?
Biographies about Fannie Hurst
- Fannie: The Talent for Success of Writer Fannie Hurst by Brooke Kroeger
- Hurst Papers 1937-1951 – New York Public Library in New York, NY
- Hurst Collection – Brandeis University in Waltham, MA
See also: Conscious Quotes by Fannie Hurst
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