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Interview with Natalie Haynes

  • Clara Brilke Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
  • Eva Werner Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Keywords: Women in Ancient Myth, Classical Reception, Classics in Popular Culture


In her writings on ancient myth, the British author Natalie Haynes moves women to the centre of attention. Her two latest books, A Thousand Ships and Pandora’s Jar – a fiction novel and a non-fiction one – approach this topic from two different perspectives. This interview takes stock of Haynes’ motives and methodology as well as of the challenges she faces in the process of writing.