Eva Figes

Main Works
Novels and Memoirs

1966. Equinox. London: Secker and Warburg
1967. Winter Journey. London: Faber & Faber.
(1969) 1972. Konek Landing. London: Panther Books.
1972. B. London: Faber.
1974. Days. London: Faber.
1977. Nelly's Version. London, Secker and Warburg
1978. Little Eden. A Child at War. New York: Persea Books
1981. Waking. London: Hamish Hamilton
1983. Light. London: Hamish Hamilton
1986. The Seven Ages. London, Hamish Hamilton
1988. Ghosts. London, Hamish Hamilton
1990. The Tree of Knowledge. London: Sinclair Stevenson.
1993. The Tenancy. London: Sinclair Stevenson.
1996. The Knot. London: Sinclair Stevenson
2003. Tales of Innocence and Experience. An Exploration. London: Bloomsbury.
2008. Journey to Nowhere. One Woman Looks for the Promised Land. London: Granta Books

Critical Works

(1970) 1986. Patriarchal Attitudes: Women in Society. London: Virago
1976. Tragedy and Social Evolution. London, Calder, 1976
1982. Sex and Subterfuge: Women Novelists to 1850. London: Macmillan
1994. Women's Letters in Wartime: 1450-1945. London and San Francisco: Pandora

Secondary Sources

Almagro, Manuel and Sánchez-Palencia, Carolina, 2000. "Eva Figes: An Interview", in Atlantis: Revista de la Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos 22.1(June):177-86. Retrieved on 3/10/07 at
Anon. Dictionary of Literay Biography on Eva Figes. Retrieved on 30/01/08 at
Cheyette, Bryan (ed). 1996. Between "Race" and Culture. Representations of "the Jew" in English and American Literature. California: Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture.
??. 1998. Contemporary Jewish Writing in Britain and Ireland. An Anthology. London: University of Nebraska Press.
??. 2004. "British Writing and the Turn towards Diaspora", in Laura Marcus and Peter Nichols (eds). The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century British Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.700-715
Conradi, Peter. 1982. "Eva Figes". Ed. Jay L. Halio, British Novelists since 1960: Part 1: A-G. Dictionary of Literary Biography 14 (1). Detroit, MI: Gale, pp. 298-302. 
Corona, Daniela. 2005. "Al di qua del paradiso: Memoria spaziale e confini del rifugio in Little Eden: A Child at War di Eva Figes" Michele Bottalico, Maria Teresa Chialant (ed. and introd.). L'impulso autobiografico: Inghilterra, Stati Uniti, Canada ... e altri ancora. Naples: Liguori Editori,  pp. 45-61
Field  Michele ."Eva Figes", Publishers Weekly, 16 January 1987, pp. 56 – 57.
Flood, Alison, 2009. "British Library Acquires Eva Figes Archive", in The Guardian, 12 October. Retrieved on 24/10/2009 at:
Friedman, Ellen G. 1988.  "?Utterly Other Discourse’: The Anticanon of Experimental Women Writers from Dorothy Richardson to Christine Brooke-Rose". Modern Fiction Studies, vol 34 : 3 autumn. Purdue University: Indiana, pp. 353 – 370
Gerberding, Daniela. 2005. Memory running out of my Mouth so Easily, a Stream of Living Water - Erinnern und Erzählen in den Romanen und autobiographischen Erzählungen von Eva Figes. Münster: Lit (thesis)
Godlewska, Malgorzata. 2009. Memory, Identity, Transitoriness: Intertextual Discourse in the Works of Eva Figes. Unpublished thesis.
Gutenberg, Andrea. 2001. "Thresholds and Boundaries: Limit Plots in Eva Figes, Penelope Lively and Sara Maitland", Beate Neumeier, (ed. and introd.) Engendering Realism and Postmodernism: Contemporary Writers in Britain. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, pp. 191-205.
Kenyon, Olga. 1988. Women Novelists Today: A Survey of English Writing in the Seventies and Eighties. Brighton: Harvester, pp. 129 – 143.
??. 1989. "Eva Figes", Women Writers Talk: Interviews with 10 Women Writers. Oxford: Lennard, pp. 69 – 90.
??. 1991. Writing Women. Contemporary Women Novelists. London: Pluto Press.
Mclaughlin, Brian. 1981. Structures of Identity: A Reading of the Self-Provoking Fiction of Christine Brooke-Rose, Bryan Stanley Johnson, Eva Figes, and Paul West. Michigan: UMI Dissertation Services.
Pellicer-Ortín, Silvia. 2010. "Intertextuality and the Working Through of Trauma in Eva Figes’ Tales of Innocence and Experience". Ed. Rafael Galán Moya. Actas del 33º Congreso Anual de AEDEAN 2010 (Proceedings of the 33rd International AEDEAN Conference). Cadiz: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Cádiz, pp. 96-105. ISBN 978-84-9828-309-9.  
— —. 2011. "The Ethical Clock of Trauma in Eva Figes’ Winter Journey", Ethics and Trauma in Contemporary British Fiction, Eds. Susana Onega and Jean-Michel Ganteau, Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, pp 37-60.
— —. 2011. "Testimony and the Representation of Trauma in Eva Figes’ Journey to Nowhere", Atlantis: Journal of the Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies, 33.1 (June 2011): 69-84. ISSN 1989-6840.
— —. 2011. "To Know, but not to Know": Myth and the Working Through of Trauma in Eva Figes’ Tales of Innocence and Experience". Between the Urge to Know and the Need to Deny: Trauma and Ethics in Contemporary British and American Literature. Ed. e introd. M. Dolores Herrero y Sonia Baelo Allué. Heidelberg: C. Winter (En prensa, 2011).
Rubenstein, Roberta. 2007. "The Feminist Novel in the Wake of Virginia Woolf". Brian W. Shaffer (ed.). A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945 – 2000. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 45 – 64.
Ruter, Beate. 2002. Grenzen des Frau-Seins und Versuche einer Uberwindung: Das schriftstellerische Werk von Eva Figes. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier (thesis)
Shamarina, Julia. 2004. Out of Eden: Eva Figes’s Complicated Identities, in Ulrike Behlau and Bernhard Reitz (eds) Jewish Women’s Writing of the 1990s and beyond in Great Britain and the United States. M. U. S. E. 5. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 163-171.
Sanchez-Palencia, Carolina and Almagro, Manuel. 2000. "'My Father's Daughter': Deborah Milton's Biography of Silence", Journal of English Studies (2), 2000, Logroño, 113-24.
Stein, Thomas Michael. 2004. "Inscribing the Holocaust into the Modern Gothic Novel: Eva Figes’s The Tenancy", in Ulrike Behlau and Bernhard Reitz (eds) Jewish Women’s Writing of the 1990s and beyond in Great Britain and the United States. M. U. S. E. 5. Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 153-161.
Stuby, Anna Maria. 1997. "?A Piece of Shrapnel Lodges in My Flesh, and When It Moves, I Write' ? The Fiction of Eva Figes". Irmgard Maasen and Anna Maria Stuby (ed.). (Sub)Versions of Realism: Recent Women’s Fiction in Britain. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, pp. 113-27.
— —. 2001. "Eva Figes’s Novels". Beate Neumeier (ed.). Engendering Realism and Postmodernism. Contemporary Women Writers in Britain. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, pp. 105-116.
Tofantsuk, Julia. 2007a. Construction of Identity in the Fiction of Contemporary British Women Writers. (Jeanette Winterson, Meera Syal and Eva Figes). Tallinn: Tallinn University Press.
??. 2007b. "Time, Space and (Her)Story in the Fiction of Eva Figes". Ann Heilmann and Mark Llewellyn (ed.). Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporray Women’s Writing. Pp. 59 – 72. Hampshire and New York: Palgrave macmillan.
Tuck Rozett Martha, "Constructing a World: How Postmodern Historical Fiction Reimagines the Past", CLIO, 25, Nº2 (1996): 145 – 164.
Usandizaga, Aranzazu. 1988. "Childhood and Self in Eva Figes’ Little Eden", in James, Olney (ed.). Studies in Autobiography. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Vincent-Arnaud, Nathalie. 2008. " 'A fading syllable drifting in mist': leaving behind otherness, or the linguistic reconstruction of the self in Eva Figes's autobiographical writing", Interstudia n°1/2008, Bacau: Editura Alma Mater, 2008, p. 28-34.
Wells, Juliette. 2003. "Eva Figes". Ed. Merrit Moseley, British and Irish Novelists since 1960. Detroit, MI: Thomson Gale, pp. 130-38.