Quote of the Day > December 17, 2014

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Penelope Fitzgerald (born December 17, 1916) was a star at university and expected to become a writer immediately, but war, marriage, and children got in the way. She published her first book, a biography of painter Edward Burne-Jones, when she was 58. Four years later, she was awarded the Booker Prize for Offshore, a novel set on a houseboat.

Penelope Fitzgerald
“On the whole, I think you should write biographies of those you admire and respect, and novels about human beings who you think are sadly mistaken.”
Penelope Fitzgerald

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