Introduction

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.)