Writer of fiction, cultural history, and criticism
Marina Warner is a writer of fiction, cultural history, and criticism. Her grandfather the cricketer Plum Warner was born and brought up in Port of Spain. Her novels include Indigo (1994) a revisioning of The Tempest, and The Leto Bundle (2000) a mythological sequence about a woman refugee. Her study of the Arabian Nights, Stranger Magic (2011) won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism and a Sheikh Zayed Book Award; in 2015, she was awarded the Holberg Prize in the Arts and Humanities and was made DBE. She is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, President of the Royal Society of Literature, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy, and is currently writing an ‘unreliable memoir’ and a study of Sanctuary.