LBSW asks: Fiona Sampson… International Women’s Day Exclusive

In celebration of International Women’s Day we asked some of our LBSW celebrated women all about the Women behind or in the books that they love and that have inspired them!



“My choice is Mary Shelley, not just because in Frankenstein she created two enduring archetypes – the scientist who forgets that blue sky research has consequences, and his nearly-human protégé – but because she wrote it, and the body of literary work that followed it, undeterred by an extraordinarily stressful life.”

Fiona Sampson is the author of ‘In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein’ and a prize-winning poet. Fiona’s work has been published in more than 30 languages and has received an MBE for services to Literature – a truly inspirational women!

Fiona will be discussing Mary Shelley and her ground-breaking book at our Frankenstein: The Reincarnations event during London Book & Screen Week on Tuesday 10th April.

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