Katherine O'Flaherty, far better known as Kate Chopin, is widely considered to be one of our greatest novelists excelling especially with her many short stories. Born in Louisiana her Creole, Cajun, Irish and French background would help to provide a rich source of ideas for her literary works.

Regarded as one of the foremost exponents of feminist writers her stories not only give women a voice but look upon society from a female viewpoint and usually with an unexpected twist.