Bernice Rubens

Bernice Rubens (July 26 1928 - October 13 2004) was a Booker Prize-winning Welsh novelist.

Background

She was born in Cardiff, Wales, of Russian Jewish descent. She came from a very musical family, both her brothers becoming well-known classical musicians. She was married to Rudi Nassauer, a wine merchant and novelist. They had two daughters, Rebecca and Sharon.

Films

Her 1962 novel, "Madame Sousatzka" was made into a film in 1988, with Shabana Azmi and Shirley MacLaine.

Her 1975 novel, "I Sent a Letter To My Love" was made into a film (Ma Chere Inconnue) in 1980 by Moshe Mizraki, starring Simone Signoret and Jean Rochefort.

Works

* "Set on Edge" (1960)
* "Madame Sousatzka" (1962)
* "Mate in Three" (1966)
* "The Elected Member" (1969) (Booker Prize for Fiction 1970)
* "Sunday Best" (1971)
* "Go Tell the Lemming" (1973)
* "I Sent a Letter To My Love" (1975)
* "The Ponsonby Post" (1977)
* "A Five-Year Sentence" (1978)
* "Spring Sonata" (1979)
* "Birds of Passage" (1981)
* "Brothers" (1983)
* "Mr Wakefield's Crusade" (1985)
* "Our Father" (1987)
* "Kingdom Come" (1990)
* "A Solitary Grief" (1991)
* "Mother Russia" (1992)
* "Autobiopsy" (1993)
* "Hijack" (1993)
* "Yesterday in the Back Lane" (1995)
* "The Waiting Game" (1997)
* "I, Dreyfus" (1999)
* "Milwaukee" (2001)
* "Nine Lives" (2002)
* "The Sergeants' Tale" (2003)

Obituaries

* [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,60-1308177,00.html Bernice Rubens] - "The Times"
* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/10/14/db1401.xml Bernice Rubens] - "The Daily Telegraph"
* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,1326565,00.html Bernice Rubens] - "The Guardian"
* [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20041015/ai_n12816239/print Bernice Rubens] - "The Independent"

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