Chopin Kate

Kate Chopin (1851-1904) was an American author of two published novels and about a hundred short stories in the 1890s. She is considered by scholars to have been a forerunner of American 20th-century feminist authors of Southern or Catholic background, such as Zelda Fitzgerald, and is one of the most frequently read and recognized writers of Louisiana Creole heritage. She is best known today for her 1899 novel The Awakening.