Natalie Clifford Barney
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"Natalie Clifford Barney" was an American playwright, poet and novelist who lived as an expatriate in Paris.

Barney's Salon (gathering)/salon was held at her home at 20 rue Jacob in Paris' Rive Gauche/Left Bank for more than 60 years and brought together writers and artists from around the world, including many leading figures in French literature along with American and British Modernists of the Lost Generation. She worked to promote writing by women and formed a "Women's Academy" (L'Académie des Femmes) in response to the all-male French Academy while also giving support and inspiration to male writers from Remy de Gourmont to Truman Capote.

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