Marina Warner

Marina Warner’s studies of religion, mythology, and fairy tales include Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary, From the Beast to the Blonde, and No Go the Bogeyman. In 2013 she co-edited Scheherazade’s Children: Global Encounters with the Arabian Nights. A Fellow of the British Academy, she is also a professor in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex. Her most recent book is Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale. She was awarded the Holberg Prize by the government of Norway in 2015.

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  • ‘The Book of Miracles’

    May 1, 2014

    The Book of Miracles unfolds in chronological order divine wonders and horrors.

  • Maps and Monsters

    January 3, 2014

    If animals are not only bons à manger but also bons à penser (good to eat, good to think with), according to the celebrated dictum of Claude Lévi-Strauss, then monsters, while perhaps less inviting to the palate, make even better food for thought.