Category: English Writers 1

Fiona Sampson would "love to have met" Mary Shelley

Fiona Sampson: credit Ekaterina Voskresenskaya

Fiona Sampson interviewed by Interlitq: read the entire interview:
Interlitq: Could you tell us more about your forthcoming biography In Search of Mary Shelley : the girl who wrote Frankenstein to be published by Profile in 2018. How did this artistic endeavour come about?
Fiona Sampson: My psychological biography of Mary Shelley was also a commission, and arose from having done that poetry edition. I was absolutely delighted to stretch myself and find these new ways to write and close read the evidence of a life… and I admire Mary hugely as a result. I think she’s a very sympathetic character but also that she’s a real person, someone nuanced and inconsistent as we all are. I’d love to have met her… Profile are publishing the book on January 18th 2018; Frankenstein was published 200 years ago on January 1st 1818.
Fiona Sampson‘s Wikipedia entry.
Fiona Sampson‘s website.
Fiona Sampson‘s contribution to Interlitq‘s Poetic Voices.
Fiona Sampson‘s contribution to Interlitq‘s English Writers 1.
Fiona Sampson‘s contribution to Issue 8 of Interlitq.
Fiona Sampson‘s In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein.
Rachell Hewitt reviews in The Guardian Fiona Sampson‘s In Search of Mary Shelley.
Mary Shelley‘s Wikipedia entry.