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writers
July 18, 2021
The poet Elizabeth Jennings was born on this day in 1926. A devout Catholic, she attended St Anne’s College, Oxford, where she lived all her life, before working as a librarian then in publishing before writing full-time. Her “sincere and scrupulous work” has been praised for its “unassuming technical craft”, “emotional restraint,” and “sensitivity towards
April 12, 2021
Our list brings together the brightest and best artistic whizzes, wordsmiths, musicians and players of the last century, whose Catholic faith – or loss of it – has defined their careers. Edited by Olenka Hamilton
April 01, 2021
For a century, modern Irish Catholic writers have pushed against their faith 
– and yet drawn on it, too
August 09, 2016
Katie Roiphe's The Violet Hour examines writers, such as Dylan Thomas and John Updike, 'who have worked through the problem of death in their art'