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Barry Unsworth

UK (1930 - 2012)

Novelist Barry Unsworth was born in 1930. He grew up in a small mining community in County Durham, in the north of England. After studying English at Manchester University and completing two years national service, he lived in France for a year where he taught English. He traveled extensively in Greece and Turkey during the 1960s, teaching at the Universities of Istanbul and Athens. Unsworth died in Italy in 2012, of lung cancer.
 
Series
Sacred HungerThe Quality of Mercy
 
Anthologies edited
Classic Sea Stories
 
Non fiction
Crete
 
Anthologies containing stories by Barry Unsworth
A Book of Contemporary Nightmares
 
Short stories
Death of a Primitive Humanist (1976)


Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1980) : Pascali's Island
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel winner (1992) : Sacred Hunger
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1995) : Morality Play
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2006) : The Ruby in Her Navel


Barry Unsworth recommends
Tapes of the River Delta
Tapes of the River Delta (1995)
(Monument, book 1)
Peter Cunningham
"Peter Cunningham is a writer of great gifts."



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