Martha Gellhorn (1908-1998) was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She was a war correspondent for Collier's Weekly of New York from 1937 to 1946 and for the Guardian of London from 1966-1967. In addition to her journalism, she wrote seven novels and four short-story collections, receiving an O. Henry Award in 1958. She was married to Ernest Hemingway from 1940 to 1946 and T. S. Matthews from 1954 to 1963. Gellhorn lived most of her life in London.
Praise for Martha Gellhorn and The Face of War
"One of the most fearless, determined and talented journalists ever to have covered wars."--Wall Street Journal
"[Gellhorn was] a heroine to generations of young women correspondents for her fight to get equal treatment and a place on the front lines with male colleagues."--New York Times
"Gellhorn felt her duty as a journalist was to bear witness . . . She told stories not of generals and politicians, but of powerless people--the victims of war."--NPR
"There is a hard, shining, almost cruel honesty to Gellhorn's work that brings back shellshocked Barcelona, Helsinki, Canton and Bastogne--the prelude and crashing symphony of World War II--with almost unbearable vividness."--Guardian (UK)