Marina Warner

English novelist, short story writer, historian and mythographer / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Dame Marina Sarah Warner, CH, DBE, FRSL, FBA (born 9 November 1946) is an English historian, mythographer, art critic, novelist and short story writer. She is known for her many non-fiction books relating to feminism and myth. She has written for many publications, including The London Review of Books, the New Statesman, Sunday Times and Vogue.[1] She has been a visiting professor, given lectures and taught on the faculties of many universities.[2]

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Marina Warner

Warner in 2017
BornMarina Sarah Warner
(1946-11-09) 9 November 1946 (age 76)
Paddington, Middlesex, England
OccupationMythographer, novelist, lecturer, professor
Alma materLady Margaret Hall, Oxford

She resigned from her position as Professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex in 2014, sharply criticising moves towards "for-profit business model" universities in the UK,[3][4][5] and is now Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London.[6] In 2017 she was elected president of the Royal Society of Literature (RSL), the first time the role has been held by a woman since the founding of the RSL in 1820.[7][8][9] She is a Distinguished Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, since 2019.[10]

In 2015, having received the prestigious Holberg Prize, Warner decided to use the award to start the Stories in Transit project, a series of workshops bringing international artists, writers and other creatives together with young migrants living in Palermo, Sicily.[11][12]