Angela Smith is an emeritus professor in English Studies, and was a founding member and Director of the Centre of Commonwealth Studies, at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Her books include East African Writing in English (Macmillan 1989), Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf: A Public of Two (Clarendon 1999), and Katherine Mansfield: A Literary Life (Palgrave 2000). She edited Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea for Penguin (1997), and Katherine Mansfield Selected Stories for Oxford World’s Classics (2002). She is a vice-president of the Katherine Mansfield Society. With Gerri Kimber she edited The Poetry and Critical Writings of Katherine Mansfield, volume 3 of the Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works of Katherine Mansfield, published in 2014.