In 1971 Erin Pizzey founded Chiswick Women’s Aid, the first refuge for battered wives. Her 1974 book “Scream Quietly or the Neighbors Will Hear” brought the issue to the attention of the public.
Erin Patria Margaret Pizzey, nee Carney.
da Cyril Carney MBE Diplomatic Service (d 1980)
m. Ruth Patricia Last
b 19 Feb. 1939.
Educ. Lewiston Manor, Sherborne Dorset
International author USA Harper Collins. Translation rights to: Japan, Russia, Greece, Brazil, Poland, Latvia, Israel and Italy. All English speaking countries.
Published poet and playwright.
International founder of refuges for battered women and children.
International Order of Volunteers For Peace, Diploma Of Honour (Italy) 1981.
Nancy Astor Award for Journalism 1983.
World Congress of Victimology (San Francisco) 1897 - Distinguished Leadership Award.
St. Valentino Palm d’Oro International Award for Literature, February 14th, 1994, Italy.
Scream Quietly Or The Neighbours Will Hear (the first book in the world on wife battering.) 1974
Infernal Child: an early memoir 1978
Slut’s Cookbook 1981
Erin Pizzey Collects 1982
Prone to Violence 1982
The Watershed, 1983, pub. Hamish Hamilton
In the Shadow of the Castle, 1984, pub. Hamish Hamilton
The Pleasure Palace (Unpublished)
First Lady, 1987, pub. William Collins
The Consul General’s Daughter, 1988, pub. William Collins
The Snow Leopard of Shanghai, 1989, pub. William Collins
Other Lovers, 1990, pub. Harper Collins
Swimming With Dolphins, 1991, pub. Harper Collins
For the Love of a Stranger, 1992, pub. Harper Collins
Kisses, 1993, pub. Harper Collins
The Wicked World of Women, 1994, pub. Harper Collins
The Fame Game (In Progress)
The Man in the Blue Van.
The Frangipani Tree.
Addictions, Dancing, Sand.
Contributed to The New Statesman, The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan.
Contributed to journals and newspapers internationally and completed two world tours lecturing on domestic violence and helping to set up refuges.
Invited by the German government to Berlin to speak and to show my film ’scream Quietly or the Neighbours Will Hear’
1997 lunch of honour on Capital Hill sponsored by Congresswoman Lindy Boggs and Congressman Newton-Steer.
1978 invited by Mental Heath Association of New Zealand to give lecture tour.
1979 invited by US Government and sponsored by The Salvation Army to do a second lecture tour of 21 cities.
1979 film Scream Quietly Or The Neighbours Will Hear aired twice nationally on PBS in America.
1982 asked to be resident expert on family violence on ‘Phil Donahue Show.’
1984 gave evidence in San Antonio, Texas to President Reagan’s Attorney General’s Task Force on Family Violence.
Guest of honour in Rome at a conference of International Supreme Court Judges, 1994.
1997 Three year grant from The Royal Literary Fund for ‘work of literary merit.’
1998 Patron of ‘ Care and Comfort Romania,’ a program to build a day care centre for children and an old people’s centre.
Six weeks speaking tour of Canada 1998 with Senator Ann Cools speaking to men’s groups about the need for non-gendered refuges.
2001 Helped fund and open a Health Care Centre at Wandsworth Prison.
Nov. 2002 invitation to speak in Bermuda.
2004 Patron of ManKind a charity devoted to men’s issues.
2004 invitation to Bucking Palace ‘Women of Achievement’ luncheon.
2007 Invited to work with Wandsworth to open a 250 bed facility for vulnerable prisoners in memory of my grandson Keita Craig who was a fragile schizophrenic who commited suicide in Wandsworth in 2000. The Unit will be called The Keita Craig Unit.
Films And Documentaries
Scream Quietly Or The Neighbours Will Hear.
Chiswick Women’s Aid - a teaching film.
That Awful Woman, work in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Cutting Edge Channel 4 SANCTUARY.
BBC2 documentary Counterblast 1998.
Reading, writing, cooking, antiques, violin, gardening, wine, food and travel.