Fiona Sampson MBE

Mary Shelley

Date: Friday 21st September 2018
Venue: Temple Church | 10.30am
Tickets: £12

Brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the day, Mary Shelley eloped aged just 16 and coped with debt, infidelity, the death of three children and widowhood. Whilst still a teenager, she also wrote Frankenstein.

Two hundred years after its publication, the prize-winning poet and writer, Fiona Sampson, sifts through letters, diaries and records to find the woman behind the astonishing life story, and how she managed to create the monster who has endured as a pillar of the English novel.

Fiona Sampson has been published in more than thirty languages and received an MBE for services to literature. A Fellow of the Royal Society for Literature, she has also received a number of national and international honours for her poetry.

Fiona Sampson, Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

Fiona Sampson MBE