About Us

The International Rebecca West Society was founded in 2003, by Bernard Schweizer, a West scholar, Helen Macleod Atkinson, West’s grand niece, and Carl Rollyson, a West biographer.

The society exists to encourage and create interest in this magnificent twentieth-century writer, and hopes to attract a diverse audience: scholars who work in literature, history, politics, philosophy, journalism, and women’s studies; critics who write for academic and popular audiences; and readers who want to experience a great polemical thinker and extraordinary stylist. We hope to foster conversation among all people interested in her work, and to make her name and works better known.

The IRWS website is maintained by Daniel Kielty.

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