Marina Warner

Dame Marina Sarah Warner, (born 1946) is an English novelist, short story writer, historian and mythographer. 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'', ''The Daily Telegraph'' and ''Vogue''. She has been a visiting professor, given lectures and taught on the faculties of many universities.

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, and is now Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London. 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.
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