Sebastian Faulks





Sebastian Faulks


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in Donnington, The United Kingdom
April 20, 1953

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Sebastian Faulks was born in 1953, and grew up in Newbury, the son of a judge and a repertory actress. He attended Wellington College and studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, although he didn’t enjoy attending either institution. Cambridge in the 70s was still quite male-dominated, and he says that you had to cycle about 5 miles to meet a girl. He was the first literary editor of “The Independent”, and then went on to become deputy editor of “The Sunday Independent”. Sebastian Faulks was awarded the CBE in 2002. He and his family live in London.

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“I know. I was there. I saw the great void in your soul, and you saw mine.”
Sebastian Faulks, Birdsong

“Depression - that limp word for the storm of black panic and half-demented malfunction - had over the years worked itself out in Charlotte's life in a curious pattern. Its onset was often imperceptible: like an assiduous housekeeper locking up a rambling mansion, it noiselessly went about and turned off, one by one, the mind's thousand small accesses to pleasure.”
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“I'd never chosen to be alone, but that was the way things had turned out, and I'd grown used to it.”
Sebastian Faulks, Engleby

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