Laura Z(ametkin) Hobson 1900–
Hobson's novels center on such controversial social issues as anti-Semitism, homosexuality, and the plight of refugees. Her concern is to uncover prejudice and intolerance. She is best known for Gentleman's Agreement, an exposé of blatant and subtle anti-Semitism.
Although some critics praise the depth of her exploration of a given problem, others feel her polemics and editorial asides detract from character and plot development.
(See also CLC, Vol. 7; and Contemporary Authors, Vols. 17-20, rev. ed.)