Katherine Mansfield was a compulsive writer. Three volumes of her stories appeared in her lifetime. Her work has been translated into 26 languages, and in 1988, the centennial of her birth, five international conferences focused on her life and work. In addition to her stories, the letters and journals published by her husband, John Middleton Murry, reveal intimate details of her life and thoughts. He also published private papers, as well as unfinished stories and poems which KM had not intended for public scrutiny. More than ten volumes were published.