David Storey


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in Wakefield, Yorkshire, The United Kingdom
July 13, 1933

Died
March 27, 2017

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David Storey was an English playwright, screenwriter, award-winning novelist and a former professional rugby league player. Storey was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire in 1933, and studied at the Slade School of Art. His first two novels were both published in 1960, a few months apart: This Sporting Life, which won the Macmillan Fiction Award and was adapted for an award-winning 1963 film, and Flight Into Camden, which won the Somerset Maugham Award. His next novel, Radcliffe (1963) met with widespread critical acclaim in both England and the United States, and during the 1960s and 70s, Storey became widely known for his plays, several of which achieved great success. He returned to fiction in 1972 with Pasmore, which won the Geoffrey Faber Mem ...more

Average rating: 3.48 · 1,454 ratings · 151 reviews · 51 distinct worksSimilar authors
Saville

3.43 avg rating — 690 ratings — published 1976 — 17 editions
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This Sporting Life

3.55 avg rating — 331 ratings — published 1965 — 22 editions
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Pasmore

3.56 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2015 — 10 editions
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Radcliffe

3.24 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1963 — 10 editions
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Flight Into Camden

3.20 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1961 — 10 editions
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Home

2.95 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1971 — 10 editions
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The Changing Room

2.84 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1972 — 7 editions
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In Celebration: A Full-Leng...

3.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1969 — 2 editions
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A Serious Man

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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Plays 2: The Restoration of...

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1994
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“Bletchley said, sweating freshly in the heat of the bus. ‘Some of the species adapt, others don’t. In effect, when coal is acquired by wholly mechanical means or perhaps isn’t even needed at all, people like Batty and his brothers, and Stringer, won’t have a function. And when the function ceases so does the species, or those parts of it that can’t recognize or create a further function.”
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