(1951-2011) was born in London and educated in England and Australia. She moved to the United States in the late 1990's and lived in New York City. She was the author of critically acclaimed biographies. Christina Stead: A Biography
was a New York Times
Best Book, and Richard Wright: The Life and Times
was a Washington Post
Best Book. Tête-à-Tête: Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre
has been translated into twelve languages. Rowley was the recipient of fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute and the Rockefeller Foundation.