Gillian Gill

Gillian Catherine Gill (née Scobie, born June 12, 1942) is a Welsh-American writer and academic who specializes in biography.[1] She is the author of Agatha Christie (1990), Mary Baker Eddy (1998), Nightingales: The Extraordinary Upbringing and Curious Life of Miss Florence Nightingale (2004), and We Two: Victoria and Albert, Rulers, Partners, Rivals (2009).

Born in Cardiff, Wales, Gill attended Cardiff High School for Girls and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a first-class honours degree in French, Italian, and Latin.[1] In March 1972 she obtained her Ph.D., also from Cambridge, for a thesis entitled André Malraux: A Study of a Novelist.[2] After marrying, she emigrated to the United States and taught at Northeastern University, Wellesley, Harvard, and Yale, where she was a fellow of Jonathan Edwards College and director of the Women's Studies Program.[3]


  • Agatha Christie: The Woman and Her Mysteries, Free Press, 1990.
  • Mary Baker Eddy, Perseus Books, 1998.
  • Nightingales: The Extraordinary Upbringing and Curious Life of Mods Florence Nightingale, Random House, 2004.
  • We Two: Victoria and Albert, Rulers, Partners, Rivals, Ballantine Books, 2009.
  • Virginia Woolf: And the Women Who Shaped Her World, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.
  • Luce Irigaray, Speculum of the Other Woman, Cornell University Press, 1985.
  • Luce Irigaray, Marine Lover of Friedrich Nietzsche, Columbia University Press, 1991.
  • Luce Irigaray, An Ethics of Sexual Difference, Cornell University Press, 1993.
  • Luce Irigaray, Sexes and Genealogies, Columbia University Press, 1993.
  • Lucienne Frappier-Mazur, Writing the Orgy: Power and Parody in Sade, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996.


  1. "Keynote speakers", National Institute of Nursing Research.
  2. "André Malraux", Newton Library Catalogue, University of Cambridge.
  3. "Gill, Gillian", Contemporary Authors, Highbeam Research.
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