The Poor George and Desperate Characters writer died on Wednesday (01Mar17) at Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in New York, aged 93.

Her novels also included A Servant's Tale, The Western Coast and the memoir The Coldest Winter.

Fox also wrote beloved children's books like The Slave Dancer.

She lost the ability to write lengthy works after suffering a serious head injury following a mugging in Israel in the 1990s.

She fell pregnant with Courtney Love's mother at the age of 19 and put her up for adoption.