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Marina Warner is a writer of fiction, cultural history and criticism. Her award-winning books include Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary (l976), From the Beast to the Blonde (1994) and No Go the Bogeyman (1998). In l994 she gave the BBC Reith Lectures on the theme of Six Myths of Our Time (the year after Edward Said gave his Reith Lectures). Her recent books include Fantastic Metamorphoses; Other Worlds (2002) and Phantasmagoria: Spirit Visions, Metaphors, and Media (2006). Marina Warner is the President of the British Comparative Literature Association and Professor of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the Universityof Essex. She has been a Fellow of the Remarque Institute, NYU,  and is a visiting professor at NYU Abu Dhabi. She is a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, a Fellow of the British Academy, was made an Hon D. Litt by Oxford University, and was awarded a CBE for services to literature in 2008.