Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf


Virginia Woolf, original name in full Adeline Virginia Stephen, (born January 25, 1882, London, England-died March 28, 1941, near Rodmell, Sussex), English writer whose novels, through their nonlinear approaches to narrative, exerted a major influence on the genre. While she is best known for her novels, especially Mrs. Dalloway (1925) and To the Lighthouse (1927), Woolf also wrote pioneering essays on artistic theory, literary history, women’s writing, and the politics of power. A fine stylist, she experimented with several forms of biographical writing, composed painterly short fictions, and sent to her friends and family a lifetime of brilliant letters.

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virginia woolf statue


We are delighted that our statue of Virginia Woolf by artist Laury Dizengremel was unveiled on Richmond Riverside on November 16th, 2022. The unveiling was carried out by Emma Woolf (and son Ludo) and Sophie Partridge, all descendants of Leonard and Virginia Woolf.

The memorial to the English writer, famed for works such as Mrs Dalloway and Orlando, was placed on the riverside in Richmond-upon-Thames, a town in which she lived for 10 years.

Following a 5-year campaign, the charity raised £50,000 to design and manufacture the statue and further funds for shipping, installation and publicity. Please help us raise funds for forthcoming associated literary events and ongoing maintenance of the statue. You can be part of the new Virginia Woolf story too. Donate here.