Janice Galloway





Janice Galloway

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in Saltcoats, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1955

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Janice Galloway was born in Ayrshire in 1955 where she worked as a teacher for ten years. Her first novel, The Trick is to keep Breathing, now widely considered to be a contemporary Scottish classic, was published in 1990. It was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel, Scottish First Book and Aer Lingus Awards, and won the MIND/Allan Lane Book of the Year. The stage adaptation has been performed at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow, the Du Maurier Theatre, Toronto and the Royal Court in London. Her second book, Blood, shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize, People's Prize and Satire Award, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her second novel, Foreign Parts, won the McVitie's Prize in 1994. That same year, and for all three books ...more


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The Trick Is to Keep Breathing
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 996 ratings — published 1989 — 10 editions
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This is Not About Me
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Foreign Parts
3.26 of 5 stars 3.26 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 1994 — 8 editions
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Clara
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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Blood
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1991 — 6 editions
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All Made Up
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Where You Find It
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1996 — 8 editions
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Collected Stories
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Boy Book See
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“You would think there's a natural limit to tears: only so much the body can give at one sitting before it runs dry.”
Janice Galloway, The Trick Is to Keep Breathing

“No matter how often I think I can't stand it anymore, I always do. There is no alternative. I don't fall, I don't foam at the mouth, faint, collapse or die. It's the same for all of us. You can't get out of the inside of your own head. Something keeps you going. Something always does.”
Janice Galloway, The Trick Is to Keep Breathing
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“No matter how dark the room gets I can always see. It looks emptier when I put the lights on so I don't do it if I can help it. Brightness disagrees with me: it hurts my eyes, wastes electricity and encourages moths, all sorts of things. I sit in the dark for a number of reasons.”
Janice Galloway, The Trick Is to Keep Breathing

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