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Vita Sackville-West

English writer and gardener

1892   -   1962


movement: Bloomsbury Group
genre: prose, poetry
country of citizenship: United Kingdom
languages spoken, written or signed: English
occupation: horticulturist, writer, poet, gardener, biographer
award received: Veitch Memorial Medal, Companion of Honour

Victoria Mary Sackville-West, Lady Nicolson, CH (9 March 1892 – 2 June 1962), usually known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English author and garden designer. Sackville-West was a successful novelist, poet, and journalist, as well as a prolific letter writer and diarist. She published more than a dozen collections of poetry and 13 novels during her lifetime. She was twice awarded the Hawthornden Prize for Imaginative Literature: in 1927 for her pastoral epic, The Land, and in 1933 for her Collected Poems. She was the inspiration for the protagonist of Orlando: A Biography, by her famous friend and lover, Virginia Woolf. She had a longstanding column in The Observer (1946–1961) and is remembered for the celebrated garden at Sissinghurst created with her husband, Sir Harold Nicolson.
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