"like the Lady Murasaki"

Murasaki Shikibu (a pseudonym) was a Japanese novelist and poet who lived some time between the late 10th and early 11th century.

In English, she is generally known as Lady Murasaki.

12th. century illustrated handscroll of 'The Tale of Genji'
Public Domain12th. century illustrated handscroll of 'The Tale of Genji' - Credit: Imperial Palace, Kyoto

One of her works, The Tale of Genji, is thought to be one of the first novels ever written.