Nella Larsen

Novelist, Author

1891 – 1964

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Who was Nella Larsen?

Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen, born Nellie Walker, was an American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance. First working as a nurse and a librarian, she published two novels—Quicksand and Passing —and a few short stories. Though her literary output was scant, she earned recognition by her contemporaries. A revival of interest in her writing has occurred since the late twentieth century, when issues of racial and sexual identity and identification have been studied.

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Born
Apr 13, 1891
Chicago
Also known as
  • Nellallitea Larsen
  • Nellie Walker
  • Nellye Larsen
  • Nellie Larsen
  • Nella Larsen Imes
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Fisk University
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
Died
Mar 30, 1964
Brooklyn

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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