Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Bawden, Nina
Birth Name: Mary Mabey
Self-constructed Name: Nina Mabey
Married Name: Mary Bawden
Married Name: Mary Kark
Writing in and beyond the second half of the twentieth century, NB
produced more than forty novels: twenty-three for adults and twenty children. Not all can be noticed here. She said that she often did not decide until a book was actually in progress whether to write it for children or for adults, and that the classification is even sometimes a matter of marketing.
Bawden, Nina. In My Own Time: Almost An Autobiography. Virago, 1995.
She also wrote an autobiography and a work of bold and indignant socio-political protest, and was a regular book reviewer.
"Nina Bawden" by Tony Evans,1974-01-01.Retrieved from https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/english-novelist-and-childrens-writer-nina-bawden-in-1974-news-photo/834573246.This image is licensed under the GETTY IMAGES CONTENT LICENCE AGREEMENT.
She decided on rebellion: total silence rather than learning to speak in Irish, secretly writing a book because she had none to read. These plans did not work because she was miserably homesick and sadistically...
In England, Gillian Allnutt
admired the way Munro confers poetic power on matter-of-fact, almost laconic writing, and Nina Bawden
(whose name Munro's biographer mangles) her wise and perceptive acceptance of life.
Thacker, Robert. Alice Munro. McClelland and Stewart, 2005.
offered the same accolade as for her previous novel, recognizing its disappointing reception with: What fools the reviewers have been.
Greene, Graham. Graham Greene. A Life in Letters. Editor Greene, Richard, Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
A. S. Byatt
admired the mocking and sinister games played by the...
Most reviewers, both in England and the USA, pronounced that the experiment here had failed. Nina Bawden
returned to the admiring views she had held before Spark's previous novel, but in only a short review.
Stannard, Martin. Muriel Spark. The Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2009.
By October 1985
's novelThe Bone People was published in England. It won the Booker Prize over the objections of Nina Bawden
, who hated its depiction of violence to a child.