Literary Programme 2017

An Afternoon with Marina Warner

An Afternoon with Marina Warner

Dame Marina Warner

Bantry House

Sun 16 July 2017



Marina Warner has loved fairy tales over a long writing life and in her non-fiction work Once Upon A Time (2014) she examines their impact on human understanding, history and culture. Fly Away Home, her third collection of short stories is also inspired by fairy tales, legends, and mythology.  Her stories conjure up mysteries and wonders in a physical world, treading a delicate, magical line between the natural and the supernatural, between openness and fear.

★★★★★Questions of gender and feminism are explored in a fresh manner. These are darkly glittering fairy tales for our times.’The Lady

From fantasy to feminism it’s all here.’Wall Street Journal

Dame Marina Warner is an award-winning writer of fiction, criticism and history; her works includes novels and short stories as well as studies of art, myths, symbols and fairytales. She is known for her many non-fiction books relating to feminism and myth. She has written for many publications over the years, including The London Review of Books, the New Statesman, Sunday Times, The Telegraph and Vogue. In 2013 she was awarded a Sheykh Zayed Prize and the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism and in 2015 was awarded The Holberg Prize. She was awarded a CBE for services to Literature in 2008 and a DBE in 2015. She is an Associate Member of the English Faculty, Oxford University, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the British Academy. She served as chair of the jury for the Man Booker International Prize 2015. In 2017 Marina was elected the first female president of the Royal Society of Literature. She lives in London.

Photo of Marina by Dan Welldon