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Professor Dame Marina Warner

Professor of English and Creative Writing, Birkbeck; Quondam Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford
Marina Warner is an award winning novelist, short story writer, historian and mythographer, who works across genres and cultures exploring myths and stories. Recent work has focused particularly on the magic of fairy tales and the Arabian Nights, including Stranger Magic (2011), and Once Upon a Time (2014). In Fly Away Home: Stories (2015) she draws on mythic predecessors, translating them into contemporary significance. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Holberg Prize, and was also Chair of the judging panel for the Man Booker International Book Prize. She is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls, and Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Past appointments
  • Visiting Scholar, Getty Research Institute, 1987 - 1988
  • Tinbergen Professor, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, 1991 -
  • Fellow, University of Essex, 2013 - 2014
  • Professor, Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex, University of Essex, 2004 - 2014
  • Professor of English and Creative Writing, Birkbeck College University of London, 2014 -
  • Fellow, All Souls College University of Oxford, 2013 - 2017
  • Quondam Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, 2017 -
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