Other Literary Forms
Muriel Spark is known primarily for her novels and short fiction, but her body of work also includes works of nonfiction, children’s literature, poetry, film adaptations, and radio plays. She began her career writing news articles as a press agent. Later she expanded her range to include works of poetry and literary criticism, contributing poems, articles, and reviews to magazines and newspapers, occasionally using the pseudonym Evelyn Cavallo. Spark published her first short story in 1951. In 1954, she began writing novels, her best known being The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.