Marina Warner, CBE, FBA was born in 1946 and is a novelist, short story writer, historian and mytho-grapher. She is known for her many non-fiction books relating to feminism and myth. She is currently Professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex. Her forthcoming book The Symbol Gives Rise to Thought: Writings on Art by Marina Warner: Volume I will be published by Violette Editions in late 2012.