Penelope Mary Fitzgerald (17 December 1916 – 28 April 2000) was an English Booker Prize–winning novelist, poet, essayist and biographer. In 2008 The Times listed her among "the 50 greatest British writers since 1945". The Observer in 2012 named her final novel, The Blue Flower, one of "the ten best historical novels".
Penelope Fitzgerald was born Penelope Mary Knox on 17 December 1916 at the Old Bishop's Palace, Lincoln, the daughter of Edmund Knox, later editor of Punch, and Christina, née Hicks, daughter of Edward Hicks, Bishop of Lincoln, and one of the first women students at Oxford. She was a niece of the theologian and crime writer Ronald Knox, the cryptographer Dillwyn Knox, the Bible scholar Wilfred Knox, and the novelist and biographer Winifred Peck. Fitzgerald later wrote: "When I was young I took my father and my three uncles for granted, and i…Read more on Wikipedia