- NAME: Muriel Spark
- OCCUPATION: Literary Critic, Academic Author, Publisher, Author, Poet
- BIRTH DATE: February 01, 1918
- DEATH DATE: c. April 13, 2006
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Edinburgh, Scotland
- PLACE OF DEATH: Florence, Italy
- Maiden Name: Muriel Camberg
- Full Name: Muriel Sarah Spark
- AKA: Dame Muriel Sarah Spark
- AKA: Muriel Spark
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Dame Muriel Spark was a Scottish novelist, poet and literary critic best known for her novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
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Muriel Spark was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on February 1, 1918. Educated in Edinburgh, she became editor of Poetry Review, and later published a series of biographies on figures like William Wordsworth, Mary Shelley and Emily Brontë. She is best known for her novels, notably Memento Mori,
The Ballad of Peckham Rye and especially The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Spark was made a dame in 1993. She died on April 13, 2006, in Florence, Italy.
Muriel Spark was born on February 1, 1918, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Educated in Edinburgh, she served as editor of the Poetry Review from 1947 to 1949, and published poetry, short stories and critical biographies of figures like William Wordsworth, Mary Shelley and Emily Brontë.
Muriel Spark is best known for her novels, notably Memento Mori (1959), The Ballad of Peckham Rye (1960) and especially The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961, filmed 1969). Other books include The Mandelbaum Gate (1965, James Tait Black), The Driver's Seat (1970, filmed 1974), A Far Cry from Kensington (1988), Reality and Dreams (1996) and The Finishing School (2004). She's also known for her stories (collected in 1986), including The Young Man Who Discovered the Secret of Life and Other Stories (1999).
An autobiography of Spark, entitled Curriculum Vitae, appeared in 1992.
Spark was made a dame in 1993. She died on April 13, 2006, in Florence, Italy.
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