- NAME: Muriel Spark
- OCCUPATION: Literary Critic, Academic Author, Publisher, Author, Poet
- BIRTH DATE: February 01, 1918
- DEATH DATE: April 13, 2006
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
- 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 1961 novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
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Another critic for New Criterion wrote that "what first seems like caricature often passes, on closer reading, as unvarnished reportage."
Spark turned her mighty pen on her own life with the 1992 memoir Curriculum Vitae. The following year, she received a special honor from Queen Elizabeth II. She named a Dame of the British Empire. Four years later, Spark won David Cohen Literature Prize for her life's work.
In 2004, Spark published The Finishing School, which proved to be her final novel. She died on April 13, 2006, in Florence, Italy.
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