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Sarah Waters


BA English & American Literature (Eliot 1984)


Sarah Waters is a novelist, best known for her novels set in Victorian society, such as Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith. In January 2003 she was named as one of Granta's 20 Best of Young British Writers. The same year, she received the South Bank Award for Literature. She was named Author of the Year at the 2003 British Book Awards. In both 2006 and 2009 she won "Writer of the Year" at the annual Stonewall Awards. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2009.

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