Welcome to the official website of late Angela Carter, novelist, poet, short story writer & one of the most original voices in the 20th century English literature.

This website is aimed at the general reader.   It contains information on her books, her publishers, how to contact the Estate as well as news about forthcoming reissues, other books and links to interviews and articles.


Of Wolves & Women

Hattie Morahan as Angela Carter

On August 4, BBC Two will broadcast Of Wolves and Women, a dark and delicious foray into Angela Carter’s extraordinary life narrated by by Sally Phillips. The programme will be available on BBC iPlayer shortly after broadcast.

Hattie Morahan plays the young Angela (with extracts from unpublished letters and diaries), while Maureen Lipman, Kelly MacDonald and Laura Fraser read from Carter’s fiction.

Including rare archive and family photos, with contributions from Angela’s friends, family, students and admirers – including Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Jeanette Winterson and Anne Enright. (read more here)

Old Vic to stage “Wise Children”

A new adaptation of Angela Carter’s novel, Wise Children, will open Matthew Warchus’ fourth Season as Artistic Director of The Old Vic in October, with a second production to follow.

Created and led by Emma Rice, Wise Children will conceive, create and present world-class, innovative ensemble theatre; a culmination of the process and ethos Emma has developed over her theatrical career. Her bold, imaginative productions and gift for storytelling have made her one of the most important and acclaimed directors working today.

For more information on the production (and to book tickets, visit the Old Vic website)

 

Recent News

BBC Two: "Angela Carter: Of Wolves And Women"
On August 4, BBC Two will broadcast Of Wolves and Women, a dark and delicious foray into Angela Carter’s extraordinary
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Emma Rice announces UK tour of "Wise Children"
Emma Rice has announced that her new company's first production, the stage adaptation of Angela Carter's novel Wise Children, will tour the
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Pussy

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Last year, Renato’s Theatre Company in Bristol have transformed Angela Carter’s story ‘Puss-in-Boots’ into a stage musical  on the 25th
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Emma Rice: ‘I don’t know how I got to be so controversial’
(from The Observer) ‘You’ve one path in life, which is your integrity, your vision, your soul”: Emma Rice. “It was
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Selected Works

Burning Your Boats

book cover: Burning Your Boats
 This volume presents Carter's considerable legacy of short fiction gathered from published books, and includes early and previously unpublished stories ...
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American Ghosts…

book cover: American Ghosts and Old World Wonders
A collection of short stories which tear through the archives of cinema, of art and of the subconscious. A young ...
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Black Venus

book cover: Black Venus
Black Venus (also published as Saints and Strangers), is an anthology of short fiction. Angela Carter takes real people and ...
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Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces

book cover for Fireworks Nine Profane Pieces
In this collection of nine short stories, Carter pinpoints the symbolism of city streets and weaves allegories around forests and ...
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