Brown, Rita Mae

Brown, Rita Mae

(1944–  ) writer; born in Hanover, Pa. She continued her feminist and radical lesbian activism, begun as a student at New York University, into the 1970s, working for national political organizations, then pretty much withdrew to concentrate on her writing. Her zesty, best-selling first novel, Rubyfruit Jungle (1973), was followed by other fiction, poems, essays, and screenplays. Later books include Bingo (1988).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.