Muriel Spark
Women in Judaism ~ Women in Judaism - Novelist

Muriel Spark

Dame Muriel Spark was a British writer and poet known for her ability to write across genres and for the wit with which she approached a variety of subjects. Her best-known work is The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie which was turned into a popular film and play in the 1960’s.

Born and educated in Edinburgh, Scotland, Spark was a relative latecomer to novel-writing and much of her early work is either criticism or poetry. She spent part of her early life in Africa.

In 2008, the Sunday Times Newspaper placed her at number 8 in the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.

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