(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Gellhorn, Martha 1908–

Gellhorn is an American novelist, short story writer, journalist, playwright, and essayist. Stylistically as well as thematically, her fiction shows strong evidence of years spent as a war correspondent. Gellhorn's is a skillfully crafted, frequently reportorial prose, often compared for its hard-edged clarity to that of her late ex-husband, Ernest Hemingway. (See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 77-80.)