Sarah Waters

in Neyland, Pembrokeshire, Wales, The United Kingdom
July 21, 1966



Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Mary Shelley, the Brontës, John Fowle ...more

Sarah Waters is a British novelist. She is best known for her first novel, Tipping the Velvet, as well the novels that followed, including Affinity, Fingersmith, and The Night Watch.

Waters attended university, earning degrees in English literature. Before writing novels Waters worked as an academic, earning a doctorate and teaching. Waters went directly from her doctoral thesis to her first novel. It was during the process of writing her thesis that she thought she would write a novel; she began as soon as the thesis was complete.

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The Handmaiden: U.K. release details

The Handmaiden, which was inspired by Sarah Waters’s novel Fingersmith (2002) will be released in the UK through Curzon Artificial Eye in April 2017.

The New York Times chose The Handmaiden as one of their top ten picks of 2016 and the Guardian US placed the film ninth in its list of the fifty best films of 2016. The film was awarded Best Foreign Picture and Best Production Design by the Los Angel

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The Paying Guests

3.44 avg rating — 76,270 ratings — published 2014 — 74 editions
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3.99 avg rating — 90,467 ratings — published 2002 — 98 editions
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Tipping the Velvet

4.02 avg rating — 60,960 ratings — published 1998 — 70 editions
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The Little Stranger

3.55 avg rating — 47,102 ratings — published 2009 — 91 editions
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3.74 avg rating — 22,943 ratings — published 1999 — 50 editions
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The Night Watch

3.67 avg rating — 29,179 ratings — published 2006 — 75 editions
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Dancing with Mr. Darcy: Sto...

3.14 avg rating — 671 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Wolfskins and Togas: Lesbia...

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“I barely knew I had skin before I met you.”
Sarah Waters, The Paying Guests

“The best thing to do was to brazen it out, throw your head back, walk with a swagger...”
Sarah Waters

“And perhaps there is a limit to the grieving that the human heart can do. As when one adds salt to a tumbler of water, there comes a point where simply no more will be absorbed.”
Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger



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