Short stories from the 1930s that remain as timely as the day they were written.
Tess Slesinger was born in New York City in 1905. She attended Swarthmore and Columbia University. Her novel The Unpossessed was published in 1934 and a collection of her stories appeared the following year. Soon after its publication, she moved to Hollywood, where she became a successful screenwriter, earning an Oscar nomination for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, which she co-wrote with her husband Frank Davis. She died of cancer in 1945.