Penelope Fitzgerald

1916 - 2000
country of citizenship:  United Kingdom
native language:  English
languages spoken, written or signed:  English
educated at:  Somerville College
award received:  Booker Prize
position held:  Booker Prize judge

Penelope Mary Fitzgerald (17 December 1916 – 28 April 2000) was a Booker Prize-winning novelist, poet, essayist and biographer from Lincoln, England. In 2008 The Times listed her among "the 50 greatest British writers since 1945". The Observer in 2012 placed her final novel, The Blue Flower, among "the ten best historical novels". A.S. Byatt called her, "Jane Austen’s nearest heir for precision and invention." Source: Wikipedia (en)

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