Girls are invited to a 40-min lecture by Danielle Feehan, Head of English, on the life and work of Angela Carter, one of Britain’s most important authors and a SCHS alumna. Had she survived, Ms Carter would be 80 years old this month. The Carter Literary Society is a Sixth Form club but others are welcome, especially GCSE pupils who recently enjoyed an adaptation of Carter’s work Wise Children as a virtual trip to the theatre. The lecture will take place during Kinza time on the girls’ timetables.
1940 -1992 Writer
In 1966 her first novel, Shadow Dance was published. She went on to write eight more full length novels as well as many short fiction collections including her 1979 masterpiece The Bloody Chamber, as well as poetry, TV and radio plays, children’s books and film adaptations.
She was often described as a ‘magical realist’, combining fantasy with clear descriptions which enabled realistic telling of unrealistic events. Carter was one of the most stylish English prose writers of the age. David Holloway, the former literary editor of The Daily Telegraph, called her ‘the Salvador Dali of English letters’. In 2008, The Times ranked Carter tenth in their list of ‘The 50 greatest British writers since 1945’.