Dorothy L. Sayers

Novelist, Author

1893 – 1957

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Who was Dorothy L. Sayers?

Dorothy Leigh Sayers was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator and Christian humanist. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between the First and Second World Wars that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, that remain popular to this day. However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best work. She is also known for her plays, literary criticism and essays.

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Born
Jun 13, 1893
Oxford
Also known as
  • Dorothy Sayers
  • Dorothy Leigh Sayers
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Anglicanism
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Somerville College, Oxford
  • Godolphin School
Died
Dec 17, 1957
Witham

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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