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.

Recent News

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Gordon’s book reminded me of the deep pleasures of literary biography at its best. It will fascinate Carter’s admirers… (Max
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Far more than magic

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A biography that reassesses the writer’s legacy, emphasising purposeful choices and intellectual energy over fairy charms (Alexandra Harris, Financial Times)
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Far from the fairytale

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The otherworldly figure conjured after her death in 1992 doesn’t do Angela Carter justice. Her biographer Edmund Gordon attempts a
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The Invention of Angela Carter

The Invention of Angela Carter
Widely acknowledged as one of the most important English writers of the last century, Angela Carter’s work stands out for
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Selected Works

Burning Your Boats

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 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presents Carter's considerable legacy of short fiction gathered from published books, and includes early and previously unpublished stories ...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…

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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

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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

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In this collection of nine short stories, Carter pinpoints the symbolism of city streets and weaves allegories around forests and ...
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