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Jeanette Winterson

English writer

1959 or 1957   -  

genre: novel
country of citizenship: United Kingdom
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: St Catherine's College, Accrington and Rossendale College
occupation: writer, screenwriter, novelist, journalist, author, science fiction writer, short story writer, film producer, children's writer, prosaist
award received: Officer of the Order of the British Empire, John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, E. M. Forster Award, British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series, Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, BBC 100 Women, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Commander of the Order of the British Empire
influenced by: Thomas Malory, T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf

Jeanette Winterson (born 27 August 1959) is an English writer, who became famous with her first book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, a semi-autobiographical novel about a sensitive teenage girl rebelling against conventional values. Other novels have explored gender polarities and sexual identity, and later ones the relations between humans and technology. She broadcasts and teaches creative writing. She has won a Whitbread Prize for a First Novel, a BAFTA Award for Best Drama, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the E. M. Forster Award and the St. Louis Literary Award, and the Lambda Literary Award twice. She holds an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
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