Muriel Spark

Author

20th century Scottish novelist, poet and essayist

Muriel Spark (1918-2006) began a prolific forty year career as a poet, essayist and novelist some time after marrying and living in Rhodesia, divorcing, moving to London, working for UK intelligence during World War II, and editing The Poetry Review. Of Scottish origin, Spark is remembered for the rare artistry of her audacious and often self-reflective fictions (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Memento Mori, The Comforters, etc). In 1965, she received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and in 1965 for The Mendelbaum Gate. In 1992, she won the US Ingersoll Foundation TS Eliot Award, and in 1997, the David Cohen Prize. Muriel Spark became Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1993.

"I aim to startle as well as please." – Muriel Spark

 

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Bookslut on the novels of Muriel Spark

The Bachelors

The Bachelors

Loitering with Intent

Loitering with Intent

The Ballad of Peckham Rye

The Ballad of Peckham Rye

A Far Cry from Kensington

A Far Cry from Kensington

Memento Mori

Memento Mori

The Informed Air

The Informed Air

Territorial Rights

Territorial Rights

The Driver’s Seat

The Driver’s Seat

The Comforters

The Comforters

Curriculum Vitae: A Volume Of Autobiography

Curriculum Vitae: A Volume Of Autobiography

Not to Disturb

Not to Disturb

Symposium

Symposium

All The Poems of Muriel Spark

All The Poems of Muriel Spark

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Robinson

Robinson

All the Stories of Muriel Spark

All the Stories of Muriel Spark

The Girls of Slender Means

The Girls of Slender Means

Open to the Public

Open to the Public

Abbess of Crewe

Abbess of Crewe

The Public Image

The Public Image