A twentieth-century American writer, she is most widely known for Compliment a Fine Time and Carnival by the ocean. The latter function tells the storyplot of a female lost within an leisure park. Before learning to be a novelist, she proved helpful for the United Press and held many freelance journalism positions. She graduated from both Barnard University and Columbia School. She was honored the Prix de Rome fellowship in books. She was raised in NY, Mexico, and California. She wedded Stephen Greene in 1953. Nelson Algren praised de Lima’s literary function.