"She was the opposite of parochial. Nothing, for her, was outside the pale: she wanted to know about everything and everyone, and every place and every word. She relished life and language hugely, and revelled in the diverse." The Observer, 1992
English short story writer, novelist, journalist, dramatist and critic. Carter was a notable exponent of magic realism, adding into it Gothic themes, postmodernist eclecticism, violence, and eroticism. Throughout her career, Carter utilized the language and characteristic motifs of the fantasy genre. " A good writer can make you believe time stands still," she once said. Her work represents a successful combination of post-modern literary theories and feminist politics.