Anna Kavan

Anna Kavan (1901-1968) was a British writer and artist. She began publishing novels under her married name Helen Ferguson in 1929, and in 1940 began publishing under the name Anna Kavan (one of her own fictional characters). Her writing was often innovative and experimental, influenced by her severe depression and long-term heroin addiction. Other significant writers including Brian Aldiss, J.G.Ballard, Doris Lessing, Anaïs Nin and Jean Rhys have admired Anna Kavan's distinctive style, and she continues to inspire readers, writers and artists today.

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50th Anniversary Edition of Ice

Penguin will be issuing a 50th Anniversary edition of Anna Kavan's best-known novel, Ice, due for release in November 2017. See details on the Penguin website for the UK and USA