Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, children's author, and short story author.
Sylvia Plath was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1932 and educated at Smith College and Newham College, Cambridge. There she met the poet Ted Hughs, whom she married in 1956. The couple settled permanently in England, and they had two children, a son and a daughter, before separating in 1962. She suffered from clinical depression for most of her adulthood, and lost her life to it in 1963.