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
Website
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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]