What are the Dawn Powell diaries?
They are 43 handwritten volumes dating from 1915 to 1965 by the American author Dawn Powell (1896-1965). An abridged version (approximately 1/5 of the content) was edited by Tim Page and published in 1995 by Steerforth Press, to international acclaim. Now, with the blessing of Powell’s family and her Estate, Page is selling the original manuscripts. Many readers consider the Diaries Powell’s masterpiece – and most of their content is unknown. This is unquestionably the largest trove of Powell material that will ever be made available for sale, as the rest of her papers have been given or promised to Columbia University. See Frequently Asked Questions
Photographs by Jeffrey Herman. The diaries are currently in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University.