Marina Warner writes fiction and cultural history. Her books include From the Beast to the Blonde (1994) Phantasmagoria:Spirit Visions, Metaphors & Media (2004) and Stranger Magic: Charmed States and The Arabian Nights (2011). She has curated exhibitions, including The Inner Eye (l996) and Metamorphing (2002-3). Her essays on art will be collected in Forms of Enchantment (forthcoming Thames & Hudson). She is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, a Fellow of the British Academy and President of the Royal Society of Literature. In 2015, she was awarded the Holberg Prize in the Arts and Humanities.