Alan Hollinghurst





Alan Hollinghurst

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in Stroud, The United Kingdom
May 26, 1954

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Alan Hollinghurst is an English novelist, and winner of the 2004 Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty.

He read English at Magdalen College, Oxford graduating in 1975; and subsequently took the further degree of Master of Literature (1979). While at Oxford he shared a house with Andrew Motion, and was awarded the Newdigate Prize for poetry in 1974, the year before Motion.

In the late 1970s he became a lecturer at Magdalen, and then at Somerville College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. In 1981 he moved on to lecture at University College London. In 1997, he went on an Asia book tour in Singapore.

In 1981 he joined The Times Literary Supplement and was the paper's deputy editor from 1982 to 1995.

He lives in London.


Average rating: 3.58 · 25,212 ratings · 2,177 reviews · 23 distinct works · Similar authors
The Line of Beauty
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 12,614 ratings — published 2004 — 44 editions
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The Stranger's Child
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The Swimming-Pool Library
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 4,172 ratings — published 1988 — 25 editions
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The Folding Star
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 1,059 ratings — published 1994 — 13 editions
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The Spell
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 989 ratings — published 1998 — 12 editions
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Britten and Auden in the Th...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1981 — 3 editions
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Poems
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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The Pleasure of Reading
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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“He wanted pure compliments, just as he wanted unconditional love.”
Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty

“The worse they are the more they see beauty in each other.”
Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty

“...all his longings came out as a kind of disdain for what he longed for.”
Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty

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