Janet Hobhouse (1948–1991) was raised in New York City and educated at Oxford. She lived in London and New York and was the author of two works of non-fiction, The Bride Stripped Bare
, a study of the female nude in art, and Everybody Who Was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein,
and four novels, Nellie Without Hugo, Dancing in the Dark, November,
and The Furies,
which was published after her death from ovarian cancer at the age of forty-two.