One of the most remarkable women writers of the mid-twentieth century
Evans’s writing ranges from the balanced symmetries of her debut novel Country Dance, to Creed with its ’postmodern’ authorial interventions and anticipation of structuralism, through the meditations on creativity and divinity contained in the Autobiography. Evans wrote ground-breaking depictions of love, sex, illness and death in the lives and work of women inhabiting harsh and restrictive rural environments. Her beloved south Herefordshire/Wales borderland to which she moved on her marriage was inspirational in itself. And, as her health deteriorated, so death, and its unquiet acceptance, became central to her work.
8 September 2022