A British writer Marina Warner is a participant of the 18th International Book Fair for High-Quality Fiction and Non-Fiction, where the United Kingdom will be the Country of Honour this year as a part of the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature 2016.

About the AUTHOR

Marina Warner is a widely-acclaimed novelist (shortlisted for the Man-Booker Prize), short story writer and cultural historian, known for re-telling historical stories through a feminist lens. 

Her books include Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary (1976), Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism (1982) and Monuments & Maidens: The Allegory of the Female Form (1988). In 1994 she gave the BBC Reith Lectures on the theme of Six Myths of Our Time. She has explored the fairy tale tradition in From the Beast to the Blonde (1994) and No Go the Bogeyman: On Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock (1998). Her study of the Thousand and One Nights, Stranger Magic: Charmed States and The Arabian Nights (2011) was awarded a Sheykh Zayed Prize in 2012, a National Book Critics Circle Award and the Truman Capote Prize.

Marina has curated exhibitions, including The Inner Eye (1996), Metamorphing (2002-2003), and Only Make-Believe: Ways of Playing (2005). Her third novel, The Lost Father, was short-listed for the Booker prize in 1988. Other titles include The Leto Bundle and Indigo, a retelling of The Tempest. Her third collection of short stories, Fly Away Home, was published last year.

She is currently developing a project for storytelling in refugee communities and writing a memoir-novel about her childhood in Egypt and a dance libretto inspired by Arabic women’s poetry, with choreographer Kim Brandstrup and musician Joanna MacGregor.

Marina is a Fellow of the British Academy, has been awarded a DBE, and holds academic positions at Birkbeck College and SOAS. She received the Holberg Prize in the Arts and Humanities in 2015.