British author Angela Carter.

Angela Carter

(1940 - 1992)

Born Angela Olive Stalker in Essex in 1940, the author at the age of eighteen became a junior reporter for the Croydon Advertiser, where, she later recollected, her progress was limited, owing to a “demonic inaccuracy as regards facts.” She graduated from the University of Bristol in 1965 and the following year published her first novel, Shadow Dance. Carter cowrote the screenplay for The Company of Wolves, released in 1984, an adaptation of one of her stories from the collection The Bloody Chamber. Once called “the Salvador Dalí of English letters,” she was praised by Salman Rushdie as English literature’s “high sorceress, its benevolent witch-queen, a burlesque artist of genius and antic grace.” She died in 1992.

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