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Marina Warner has produced countless articles, book introductions and reviews, twelve non-fictional monographs, two volumes of short stories, half-a dozen children's books, and five novels. She has also written books about artists, art exhibition catalogues, opera librettos, and screenplays for film and television. Her work is consistently framed by a cultural studies and historical perspective, and much of her fiction is inflected by myth or fairy tale. She has produced carefully researched, non-fiction studies of legendary or actual female icons such as the Virgin Mary and Joan of Arc, and scholarly explorations of public monuments, fairy stories, and monsters. Warner's novels portray relations between family members in crisis, set against a dense background of history and myth. Her books have been translated into many languages and have won her many awards.
9 November 1946 MW was born in London. Bibliographic Citation link.
1960 At the age of fourteen, MW won the W. H. Smith Children's Poetry Prize. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 11 September 1976 MW published her landmark study of the figure of the Virgin Mary as a model for women: Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and Cult of the Virgin Mary. Bibliographic Citation link.
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