Wish You Were Here (Swift) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Birth—May 4, 1949
Where—London, England, UK
Education—Dulwich College; Cambridge; University of York
Awards—Booker Prize; James Tait Black Memorial Prize
Currently—lives in London, England

Graham Colin Swift is a well-known British author and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL). He was born in London, England and educated at Dulwich College, London, Queens' College, Cambridge, and later the University of York. He was a friend of poet Ted Hughes.

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.

Works by Graham Swift

The Sweet-Shop Owner (1980)
Shuttlecock (1982) Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize
Waterland (1983)
Out of This World (1988)
Ever After (1992)
Last Orders (1996); Booker Prize
The Light of Day (2003)
Tomorrow (2007)
Making an Elephant: Writing from Within (2009)
Wish you Were Here (2012)

(Author bio from Wikipedia.)

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