Sylvia Plath, pseudonym Victoria Lucas, (born October 27, 1932, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. – died February 11, 1963, London, England) was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer.
Plath is best known for the two of her published poetry collections, The Colossus and Other Poems (1960) and Ariel (1965), and The Bell Jar (1963), her only novel, published shortly before her death.
The Collected Poems (1981), which includes previously unpublished poems written from 1956 until her death, received the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Plath was the first person to receive the honor posthumously.
Sylvia Plath is still a highly admired poet, and interest in her and her works continued into the 21st century.