Ellis, Samantha

Samantha Ellis is a playwright, journalist, and writer. She was born in London to Iraqi-Jewish parents and studied English at Queens’ College, Cambridge. Her non-fiction books are How to be a Heroine (2014) and Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life (2017). Her plays include Cling to Me Like Ivy (2010) and How to Date a Feminist (2016). She has written prefaces for Anne Brontë’s Agnes Grey (1847) and Amber Reeves’ A Lady and her Husband (1914).

Much of Ellis’ work addresses feminist topics and the struggle of British-Jewish identity.

Plays

—. Cling to Me Like Ivy. London: Nick Hern Books, 2011.

—. How to Date a Feminist: A Romantic Comedy. London: Nick Hern Books, 2016.