Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer, and she is considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.
In 1917, the couple founded the Hogarth Press, which published much of her work.
Woolf's first novel, The Voyage Out, was published in 1915 through her half-brother's publishing house, Gerald Duckworth and Company. Her best-known works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), and Orlando (1928). She is also known for her essays, including A Room Of One's Own (1929), in which she wrote the much-quoted dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."