Catherine Amy Dawson Scott

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Catherine Amy Dawson Scott
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Catherine Amy Dawson Scott
Born (1865-08-00)August 1865
Died 4 November 1934(1934-11-04) (aged 69)
Occupation Writer, playwright, poet
Nationality British
Literary movement Co-founder of
International PEN
Notable works The Haunting

Catherine Amy Dawson Scott (August 1865 – 4 November 1934) was an English writer, playwright and poet. She is best known as a co-founder (in 1921) of International PEN, a worldwide association of writers.

Using also text by Henry Dawson Lowry, Scott adapted one of her own novels into the libretto for the opera Gale by Ethel Leginska, which premiered in Chicago at the Civic Opera House, with John Charles Thomas in the lead, on November 23, 1935.[1]


  • Charades for Home Acting. (1888)
  • Sappho. A Poem (1889)
  • Madcap Jane or Youth. T. Nelson & Sons (1890)
  • Idylls of Womanhood. Poems. (1892)
  • The Story of Anna Beames (1907)
  • The Burden. (1908)
  • Nooks & Corners of Cornwall. (1911)
  • Alice Bland, and The Golden Ball. Two one act plays (1912)
  • Tom, Cousin Mary, and Red Riding Hood. Three One Act Plays (1912)
  • Beyond. Poems. (1912)
  • Wastralls. W. Heinemann (1918)
  • The Headland. Heinemann (1920)
  • The Rolling Stone. A.A. Knopf (1920)
  • The Haunting (1921). (New edition: Tabb House (March 1985), ISBN 0-907018-38-6)
  • Bitter Herbs. Poems. A.A. Knopf (1923)
  • The Turn of a Day. H. Holt (1925)
  • The Vampire. A Book of Cornish and Other Stories. R. Holden & Co., Ltd (1925)
  • Blown by the Wind (1926)
  • (as editor with Ernest Rhys): Twenty-Seven Humorous Tales (1926)
  • (with Ernest Rhys): 26 Adventure Stories, Old and New. (1929)
  • (as editor with Ernest Rhys): Mainly Horses. Tales by Various Authors. (1929)
  • The Seal Princess. George Philip & Son Ltd (1930)
  • (as editor): The Guide to Psychic Knowledge (1932)
  • The House In The Hollow Or Tender Love. Benn (1933)


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Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
International President of PEN International
Succeeded by
John Galsworthy
  1. ^ Margaret Ross Griffel (21 December 2012). Operas in English: A Dictionary. Scarecrow Press. p. 230. ISBN 978-0-8108-8325-3.