Radical writing: Was Angela Carter ahead of her time?
This article has been published on the BBC Arts Books page. It begins:
In a new documentary on BBC Two, Angela Carter: Of Wolves & Women, authors Margaret Atwood, Jeanette Winterson, Anne Enright and Salman Rushdie discuss the wild, inventive and often radical writing of the late author. Angela Carter: Of Wolves & Women explores the extraordinary life and surreal imagination of the outspoken author of short stories and novels including The Magic Toyshop, Nights at the Circus and The Bloody Chamber. Although Carter was revered by many of her peers and her writing influenced successful authors such as Jeanette Winterson, Anne Enright and Salman Rushdie, she never won a literary prize and only entered the bestseller lists after her death in 1991. Where once she was ahead of her time, now her writing seems of the moment.