NATASHA WALTER (born 20 January 1967) is a British feminist writer and human rights activist. She is the author of a novel, A Quiet Life (2016), two works of feminist non-fiction: Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism (2010, Virago) and The New Feminism (1998, Virago). She is also the founder of the charity Women for Refugee Women.
* 1 Background and career * 2 Works * 3 References * 4 External links
BACKGROUND AND CAREER
Her father was
Nicolas Walter , an anarchist and secular humanist
writer; and her mother Ruth Walter was a feminist social worker. Her
William Grey Walter , a neuroscientist . Her
grandparents on her mother's side were refugees from Nazi Germany.
Walter read English at St John\'s College, Cambridge , graduating with
a double First , and then won a
Walter was the founder in 2006 and director of the charity Women for Refugee Women which supports women who seek asylum . In 2008 Women for Refugee Women produced the play Motherland which Natasha Walter wrote based on the experiences of women and children in immigration detention . It was directed by Juliet Stevenson and performed at the Young Vic in 2008 by Juliet Stevenson , Harriet Walter and others. Women for Refugee Women subsequently worked in partnership with other organisations to campaign for the end to the detention of children for immigration purposes in the UK, a policy which the government announced it would end in 2010.
Women for Refugee Women currently supports refugee women throughout the UK and campaigns for an end to the detention of women who seek asylum.
She is the author of The New Feminism, which was an influential feminist book published by Virago in 1998. Her book Living Dolls, also published by Virago, looks at the resurgence of sexism in contemporary culture.
In March 2015, Natasha Walter was the Humanitas Visiting Professor of Women's Rights at Cambridge University.
Walter is also the author of a novel, A Quiet Life, which is based loosely on the life of Melinda Marling, the wife of Cambridge spy Donald Maclean.
* The New Feminism (1998). ISBN 978-1-86049-636-3 * On the Move: feminism for a new generation (1999). ISBN 978-1-86049-818-3 * Living Dolls (2009). ISBN 978-1-84408-484-5 * A Quiet Life (2016) ISBN 978-0008113759
* ^ A B Cochrane, Kira (2010-01-24). "Natasha Walter: \'I believed sexism in our culture would wither away. I was entirely wrong\'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077 . Retrieved 2016-12-13. * ^ A B Kira Cochrane, "Natasha Walter: \'I believed sexism in our culture would wither away. I was entirely wrong\'", The Guardian, 25 January 2010. * ^ "Humanitas Visiting Professorships – CRASSH". Retrieved 7 December 2016. * ^ "A Quiet Life by Natasha Walter". Retrieved 7 December 2016.