Margaret Hooks

Leonora Carrington, Peggy Guggenheim, Leonor Fini, Meret Oppenheim, Dorothea Tanning, Luise Straus, Gala and Marie-Berthe Aurenche - "Surreal Lovers" and much more. Pub date 10 April, 2017.

MARGARET HOOKS has written extensively on the life and work of artists, among them Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Tina Modotti, Max Ernst and Edward James. Her recent writing provides new insight into the relationship and collaborative works of the Surrealist painters Leonora Carrington and Max Ernst..

Hooks' award-winning biography Tina Modotti: Photographer & Revolutionary is avaiable in eight languages and her monograph Surreal Eden is the first major book on the life of art patron, poet and novelist Edward James and fantastic structures he created in the Mexican jungle.

She has explored the creative collaborations of writers and artists such as Roberto Bolano & A.G. Porta, and Salvador Dali & Edward James, and her articles, essays and reviews have appeared in ARTnews, Grand Street, AfterImage, Vogue, Aperture, The Guardian, Elle,  The Observer Magazine, Cultural Survival, The Irish Times, Gatopardo, Luna Cornea, BOMB magazine and other publications.

Published translations from Spanish to English include the Roberto Bolano-A.G. Porta short story "Bar Diary" and the autobiography of the psychoanalyst and feminist Marie Langer: From Vienna to Managua. 

Hooks has lived and worked in London, New York, Miami, Mexico City and Barcelona. Her book Surreal Lovers: Eight Women Integral to the Life of Max Ernst will be published in April 2017.


Make personal appearances, Give talks and readings to adults, Art exhibition catalogues, Write for magazines/newspapers, Write reviews
Biographies, Latin America (N)/Various, Literature - General & Various, Memoirs, Surrealism/Surrealistic writers, Travel/Tourism/Guide Books, Visual Arts, Photography, Art, Art (History of), Criticism - Literary, Culture, Feminism, Fine Arts, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Women's Writing, Translation, Biographies, Latin America (N)/Various, Literature - General & Various, Memoirs, Surrealism/Surrealistic w