Jane Bowles

Jane Bowles (born Jane Auer, 1917) grew up in New York City, where as a teenager she became part of a bohemian, bisexual scene, along with the writer Paul Bowles. The pair married in 1938, somewhat impulsively, as both primarily pursued same-sex relationships. They were nonetheless devoted companions, living in Tangier, Morocco, in adjoining apartments. At the age of 40, Jane Bowles suffered a debilitating stroke, which brought an early end to her writing. She died in 1973.