Graham Swift





Graham Swift


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
May 04, 1949


Graham Colin Swift FRSL (born May 4, 1949) is a British author. He was born in London, England and educated at Dulwich College, London, Queens' College, Cambridge, and later the University of York. He was a friend of Ted Hughes.

Some of his works have been made into films, including Last Orders, which starred Michael Caine and Bob Hoskins and Waterland which starred Jeremy Irons. Last Orders was a joint winner of the 1996 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction and a mildly controversial winner of the Booker Prize in 1996, owing to the superficial similarities in plot to William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. Waterland was set in The Fens; it is a novel of landscape, history and family, and is often cited as one of the outstanding post-war B
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Average rating: 3.65 · 21,529 ratings · 1,683 reviews · 31 distinct works · Similar authors
Last Orders

3.68 avg rating — 9,493 ratings — published 1996 — 46 editions
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Waterland

3.92 avg rating — 5,401 ratings — published 1983 — 54 editions
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The Light of Day

3.35 avg rating — 1,748 ratings — published 2003 — 37 editions
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Mothering Sunday

3.84 avg rating — 1,198 ratings — published 2016 — 13 editions
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Wish You Were Here

3.25 avg rating — 763 ratings — published 2011 — 32 editions
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Tomorrow

2.62 avg rating — 820 ratings — published 2007 — 29 editions
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Ever After

3.60 avg rating — 476 ratings — published 1992 — 5 editions
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Shuttlecock

3.28 avg rating — 436 ratings — published 1981 — 17 editions
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The Sweet Shop Owner

3.45 avg rating — 334 ratings — published 1980 — 18 editions
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Out of This World

3.42 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 1988 — 19 editions
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“How quick and rushing life can sometimes seem, when at the same time it's so slow and sweet and everlasting.”
Graham Swift, Tomorrow

“Children, be curious. Nothing is worse (I know it) than when curiosity stops. Nothing is more repressive than the repression of curiosity. Curiosity begets love. It weds us to the world. It's part of our perverse, madcap love for this impossible planet we inhabit. People die when curiosity goes. People have to find out, people have to know.”
Graham Swift, Waterland

“What we wish upon the future is very often the image of some lost, imagined past.”
Graham Swift, Waterland

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