Short Story Masterclass with… Marina Warner

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Short Story Masterclass
with Marina Warner


An exclusive THRESHOLDS collaboration with the
held by the Charleston Trust, East Sussex.


In the final instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, Jac Cattaneo talks with award-winning author Marina Warner about the domestic in fairy tales, rewriting and re-imagining myths, and balancing research with imagination.


AUTHOR_Marina_WarnerMarina Warner was awarded a CBE for services to Literature in 2008 and is an internationally acclaimed author, critic and cultural historian. Her award-winning studies of mythology and fairy tales include Stranger Magic: Charmed States & the Arabian Nights – awarded both the Sheikh Zayed Book Award and the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in 2013 – From the Beast to the Blonde – on Fairy Tales and their Tellers and, in 2014, Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale. Warner’s fiction translates, or revisions, these studies of art, myths, symbols and fairy tales. Her most recent publication, and third short story collection, Fly Away Home: Stories, has been long-listed for the 2016 Edge Hill Short Story Award. 


Listen to the
Short Story Masterclass
with Marina Warner

(34 minutes)

In the podcast, Warner reads from ‘After the Fox’, which you can read here on THRESHOLDS, and ‘A Chatelaine in the Making’.


AUTHOR_Jac_CataneoJac Cattaneo is an artist, writer and lecturer in Fine Art and Creative Writing. Her prize-winning short stories and poems have been published in a wide range of journals and anthologies. Jac is currently studying for her PhD at the University of Chichester and writing a novel. She tweets @jaccattaneo


With warm thanks to the organisers of the
Small Wonder Short Story Festival.


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