A new perspective on poet and novelist Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath (NC 1955) is one of Newnham’s most famous alumnae. Discover more about this remarkable novelist and poet in a talk by academic Dr Gail Crowther, whose latest book, Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz, is a dual biography exploring the social rebellion of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton.

GAIL CROWTHER is a freelance writer, researcher and academic who specialises in Sylvia Plath studies, Anne Sexton, archives, place and sociological hauntings. She is the author of The Haunted Reader and Sylvia Plath (2017) and Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz (2021) and co-author of Sylvia Plath in Devon: A Year’s Turning, with Elizabeth Sigmund (2014) and These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath with Peter Steinberg (2017).