Roger L. Simon

Muriel Spark dies at 88

spark.jpegThe novelist Muriel Spark has died. She was a natural writer of great dramatic gift. A Catholic convert whose works often concerned theological issues, it is particuarly poignant to think of her this Easter Day. I remember with special pleasure The Mandelbaum Gate and, of course, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

UPDATE: The NYT obit is fascinating, especially regarding the relationship with her son.