Anais Nin Biography
(French-Born American Novelist, Diarist and Short Story Writer)
Birthday: February 21, 1903 (Pisces)
Born In: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France
French-Cuban essayist and memoirist, Angela Anais Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell, better known as ‘Anais Nin’ in short, found her passion in writing when she was only eleven years old. With a career spanning several decades, she achieved what no other woman could at her time. Anais lived a rather controversial life, writing diaries, short stories, journals, essays and erotica. Born into a family of artistry, it is clear that her creativity was inherent. Bold and vehement in demeanour, she wrote without inhibitions, drawing most of the content from her own experiences. Her tangled love life almost always created new rumours and scandalised her past. Yet, unstirred by the gossip surrounding her life, she continued to contribute to literature. Her finest work, ‘Delta of Venus’ projects an unblemished skill of liberal and intense writing. True to her beliefs, she always allowed her instincts to direct her. She had several relationships with famous authors, whom she candidly wrote about in her diary and who evidently became characters of her erotic books, of which the most famous long-term affair was with the American surrealist, Henry Miller.