Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957)
Dorothy L. Sayers began her career writing mysteries in 1923. The Lord Peter series was immensely popular, but by 1937, Sayers was ready to move on to other things. She began writing plays, most of which had a religious theme. In the 1940s, she began a new translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy; her translations are still in print today and are available from Penguin. Sayers died in 1957, when the third volume of The Divine Comedy was still incomplete. Her friend and future biographer, Barbara Reynolds, finished the translation; it was published in 1962.
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