Welcome to this site about Brigid Brophy.
Brophy in the 1970s
I am Kate Levey, her daughter.
Last year three Brophy volumes were published so I am hopeful that 2021 will see continued interest in Brigid Brophy’s work.
Thanks to the London Review Bookshop, the year got off to a magnificent start with an online Brophy event, in which Bidisha chaired a discussion between Terry Castle and Eley Williams about Brophy’s legacy. I was delighted to hear such lively and penetrating appreciations of my mother’s oeuvre. In my opinion it is vital that a new generation of readers are introduced to Brophy.
Brigid Brophy (1929-1995) wrote seven novels as well as essays, plays, short stories, and non-fiction studies. She was also a highly regarded literary critic, sought after for reviews. A trenchant polemicist, Brophy wrote on an impressive variety of topics, including homosexual equality, prison reform, humanism, marriage, and the rights of animals. An effective activist, she instigated the successful campaign to achieve Public Lending Right, which helps fund authors today. Brophy’s legacy is too great to capture neatly; the aim of these pages is merely to offer an overview of some of her major work.
Three new Brigid Brophy volumes mark the continued interest in her work:
A book of essays showing the breadth of Brophy's achievements.
Faber's new edition of this Brophy masterpiece.
Brophy was instrumental in the modern animal rights movement.