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Beryl Bainbridge


UK (1932 - 2010)

Dame Beryl Margaret Bainbridge, DBE was an English novelist. Bainbridge won the Whitbread Awards prize for best novel in 1977 and 1996; she was nominated five times for the Booker Prize. She was described in 2007 as "a national treasure". In 2008, The Times newspaper named Bainbridge among their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".
 
Anthologies edited
 
Non fiction

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1973) : The Dressmaker
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1974) : The Bottle Factory Outing
Whitbread Prize Best Novel winner (1977) : Injury Time
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1990) : An Awfully Big Adventure
Guardian Fiction Prize Best Novel winner (1996) : Every Man for Himself
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1996) : Every Man for Himself
Whitbread Prize Best Novel winner (1996) : Every Man for Himself
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1998) : Master Georgie
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1998) : Master Georgie


Books about Beryl Bainbridge
 
Beryl Bainbridge recommends
Our Father
Our Father (1987)
Bernice Rubens
"It will haunt you."
The Kalimantaan
The Kalimantaan (1998)
C S Godshalk
"A wonderful story, exceptionally written."
James Miranda Barry
James Miranda Barry (1999)
Patricia Duncker
"Superbly imagined and flamboyantly written."
Swimming to Ithaca
Swimming to Ithaca (2006)
Simon Mawer
"Simon Mawer has entered the first rank of British novelists."
The Extra Large Medium
The Extra Large Medium (2006)
Helen Slavin
"A very, very good novel. Not a wasted word. Helen Slavin is a highly original talent."
With My Little Eye
With My Little Eye (2007)
Francis King
"A writer's writer, his voice is utterly convincing."
Summer Night, Winter Moon
Summer Night, Winter Moon (2007)
Jane Huxley
"This is a thrilling, cleverly constructed story of love distorted by jealously. A fast and compelling read."
Bones in the Belfry
Bones in the Belfry (2008)
(Francis Oughterard, book 2)
Suzette Hill
"I think this is tremendous."



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