Author. Born to a prominent family in Wellington, New Zealand, she enjoyed writing poems and short stories as a young child. Her first published works appeared in her school newspaper the High School Reporter and later they were published in the Wellington Girls' High School (now known as the Wellington Girls' College) magazine. She had stories published in such magazines as Native Companion, The New Age, Rhythm and The Blue Review. Her best-known stories are "The Woman At The Store", "How Pearl Button Was Kidnapped", "Millie", "Something Childish But Very Natural", "The Little Governess", "Pictures", "Fueille d'Album", "A Dill Pickle", "Prelude", "An Indiscreet Journey", "Bliss", "Mrs. Brill", "Psychology", "Sun and Moon", "The Wind Blows", "The Fly", "The Garden Party," "A Cup of Tea", and "The Doll's House" among many others. At the height of her career she became ill and was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Rejecting the idea of a
sanatorium on the basis that it would cut her off from writing, she took the only available option and moved abroad during the English winter, settling in France. Though she tried many things to try to cure her illness, she succumbed to the disease at the age of 34. Years after her death, she was posthumously honored in 1973 when director Rudall Hatward who made a movie based on her story "The Doll's House". That same year a television miniseries titled "A Picture of Katherine Mansfield" also aired. Later, four more movies about her life were made which include "Leave All Fair"(1984) , "A Portrait of Katherine Mansfield: The Woman and the Writer" (1987), "The Life and Writings of Katherine Mansfield" (2006) and "Bliss" (2010).
Bio by: Whispers From The Grave
John Middleton Murry
1889–1957 (m. 1918)