An article about the writer Marilyn French:
The Marilyn French I knew Marilyn French was a fierce advocate for feminism. Her books encouraged a generation of women to take charge of their lives.
Marilyn French died just over a week ago. She was a writer, a thinker, a scholar, a visionary and a feminist. I put the word feminist last because it was a given in her life on and off the page. She didn’t need to come into a room announcing her identity – it was inside her every thought and phrase. I came to know Marilyn first as a reader, and later was privileged to know the person.