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Arabic Culture in Other Languages Category 2013
Marina Warner is a writer of fiction and cultural history. Warner was brought up in Egypt, Belgium, and Cambridge, England. She is specialized in mythology and fairy-tales, with an emphasis on the part women play in them. Her award-winning 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” (l982), “From the Beast to the Blonde” (1994). In l994 she gave the BBC Reith Lectures on the theme of Six Myths of Our Time. Her recent books include “Stranger Magic Charmed States” and “The Arabian Nights”. She also writes fiction: “The Lost Father” (l988). Warner is a Fellow of the British Academy and currently works as a Professor of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex. Warner’s forthcoming books include: “The Symbol Gives Rise to Thought Writings on Art Violette Editions”, and “Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction” Oxford University Press, 2014.