Graham Swift


Graham Swift

Graham Colin Swift (born May 4, 1949) is a well-known British author. He was born in London, England and educated at Dulwich College, London, Queens' College, Cambridge, and later the University of York.

Some of his works have been made into films, including "Last Orders", which starred Michael Caine and Bob Hoskins and "Waterland" which starred Jeremy Irons. "Last Orders" was a joint winner of the 1996 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction and a mildly controversial winner of the Booker Prize in 1996, owing to the superficial similarities in plot to William Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying". "Waterland" was set in The Fens; it is a novel of landscape, history and family, and is often cited as one of the outstanding post-war British novels and has been a set text on the English Literature syllabus in British schools.

Novels

*"The Sweet-Shop Owner" (1980)
*"Shuttlecock" (1982)
*"Waterland" (1983)
*"Out of This World" (1988)
*"Ever After" (1992)
*"Last Orders" (1996) -- winner of the 1996 Booker Prize
*"The Light of Day" (2003)
*"Tomorrow" (2007)

hort stories

*"Learning to Swim" (1982)

External links

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* [http://download.guardian.co.uk/sys-audio/Books/Books/2007/03/26/GrahamSwift.mp3 2007 audio interview with Graham Swift on the topic of 'The Light of Day'] , conducted by John Mullan
* [http://www.fenlandlincs.com The Real Waterland (British Fens)]


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