an English author and garden designer. She is known for her award-winning
poetry and novels, as well as for extended correspondence with Virginia Woolf,
with whom she had a well-documented love affair.
wrote a number of novels of great commercial success, as well as numerous volumes
of poetry. She was awarded the Hawthornden Prize for Imaginative Literature on
two occasions. The androgynous protagonist of Virginia Woolf’s popular novel Orlando was inspired by Sackville-West.