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

Far from the fairytale

The otherworldly figure conjured after her death in 1992 doesn’t do Angela Carter justice. Her biographer Edmund Gordon attempts a more accurate portrayal of a complex, sensual and highly intellectual woman (Edmund Gordon, The Guardian, October 2016) When Angela Carter ...
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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 its bawdiness and linguistic zest, its hospitality to the fantastical and the absurd, and its extraordinary inventiveness and range. Her ...
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Angela Carter’s taste for the fantastic

The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography by Edmund Gordon (review by Anne Chisholm, Prospect Magazine, September, 2016) The question of Angela Carter’s literary standing, both during her lifetime and since her death at the height of her powers in ...
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‘The Bloody Chamber’: an introduction

Edmund Gordon, biographer of Angela Carter, offers an introduction to her masterpiece The Bloody Chamber at London Review Bookshop ...
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Selected Writings


The Bloody Chamber: 75th Anniversary Edition

For the 75th anniversary of her birth, a Deluxe Edition of the master of the literary supernatural’s most celebrated book—featuring ...
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book cover: Burning Your Boats

Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories

 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presents Carter's considerable legacy of short fiction gathered from published books, and includes early and previously unpublished stories ...
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book cover: American Ghosts and Old World Wonders

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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book cover: Saints and Strangers

Saints and Strangers

Saints and Strangers (also published as Black Venus), is an anthology of short fiction. Angela Carter takes real people and ...
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