Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) was an American writer, poet and playwright. She moved to France in 1903, where she lived with her partner Alice B. Toklas and set up a famous literary salon frequented by luminaries including Matisse, Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Hemingway. She is best known today for her memoir, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, and for her avant-garde novels Q.E.D., Fernhurst, Three Lives and Tender Buttons.