ANNA KAVAN (1901-1968) was a British experimental writer and artist. She is best known for her collections of stories including Asylum Piece (1940), I Am Lazarus (1945) and Julia and the Bazooka (1970) and for her novels including Sleep Has His House (1947) and Ice (1967). During the Second World War she worked as an assistant, critic and contributor for the literary journal Horizon.
`One of the most distinctive of 20th century novelists.' Doris Lessing; `One of the most mysterious of modern writers' / `Few contemporary novelists could match the fierce intensity of her vision' J. G. Ballard