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Elaine Feinstein (born as Elaine Coolin; 24 October 1930 – 23 September 2019) was an English poet, novelist, short-story writer, playwright, biographer and translator. She was born in Bootle, Lancashire.

She wrote 14 novels, many radio plays, television dramas and five biographies, including A Captive Lion: the Life of Marina Tsvetaeva (1987) and Pushkin (1998). Ted Hughes: The Life of a Poet (2001) was shortlisted for the biennial Marsh Biography Prize.

Feinstein died on 23 September 2019 at the age of 88.


  • Bessie Smith: Lives of Modern Women Series Penguin/Viking
  • A Captive Lion: The Life of Marina Tsvetayeva Hutchinson, 1987
  • Lawrence's Women HarperCollins, London, 1993; Lawrence and The Women New York, 1993
  • Pushkin Weidenfeld & Nicolson; Ecco, U.S, 1998
  • The Russian Jerusalem
  • Ted Hughes: The Life of a Poet Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2001
  • Anna of all the Russias: A Life of Anna Akhmatova Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005; Knopf, 2006
  • It Goes With The Territory: Memoirs of a Poet Alma Books, 2013
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