Introducing Marina Warner

Marina Warner is a novelist, critic and cultural historian, whose work has won numerous literary awards including the 1986 Fawcett Book Prize, 1989 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia Region) and the 1989 PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award. In 2000, she received the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Art et des Lettres. A prolific author who has written essays, criticism, novels and children’s books, Warner is best known for her groundbreaking work on reinterpreting female archetypes in all kinds of cultural artifacts – literature, painting, cartoons, pop music and film. Her works include «Alone of All Her Sex: the Myth and Cult of the Virgin Mary» (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1976); «From the Beast to the Blonde: on Fairy Tales and their Tellers» (Chatto & Windus, 1994); «No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock» (Chatto & Windus, 1998); «The Leto Bundle» (Chatto & Windus, 2001); «Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worlds» (Oxford University Press, 2002), and «Murderers I have Known and Other Stories» (Chatto & Windus, 2002). Warner delivered the 1994 Reith Lectures, «Managing Monsters: Six Myths of Our Time.»