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Jeanette Winterson


Jeanette Winterson

A novelist whose honours include England’s Whitbread Prize, and the American Academy’ s E. M. Forster Award, as well as the Prix d’argent at the Cannes Film Festival, Jeanette Winterson burst onto the literary scene as a very young woman in 1985 with ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT. Her subsequent novels, including SEXING THE CHERRY, THE PASSION, WRITTEN ON THE BODY and THE POWERBOOK, have also gone on to receive great international acclaim. Her latest novel is LIGHTHOUSEKEEPING, heralded as “a brilliant, glittering, piece of work” (The Independent). She lives in London and the Cotswolds.

Jeanette Winterson

Books by Jeanette Winterson

by Jeanette Winterson - Fiction

In THE GAP OF TIME, Jeanette Winterson’s cover version of "The Winter's Tale" (one of Shakespeare’s “late plays”), we move from London, a city reeling after the 2008 financial crisis, to a storm-ravaged American city called New Bohemia. Her story is one of childhood friendship, money, status, technology and the elliptical nature of time; of the consuming power of jealousy on the one hand, and redemption and the enduring love of a lost child on the other.

by Jeanette Winterson - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror

Good Friday, 1612. Pendle Forest. A gathering of 13 is interrupted by local magistrate Roger Nowell. Is this a coven or a helpless group of women trying to save their family from the stake? Two already stand accused of witchcraft. The wealthy, respected Alice Nutter tries to defend them, haunted by her own past entanglement with magick. She doesn't believe in the Devil, but as she fights for justice, her life is endangered by forces visible and invisible.

by Jeanette Winterson - Memoir, Nonfiction

WHY BE HAPPY WHEN YOU COULD BE NORMAL? is a memoir about a life’s work to find happiness. It's a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about growing up in an north England industrial town now changed beyond recognition; about the Universe as Cosmic Dustbin.