Sarah Waters


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

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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.

Sarah Waters isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.

The Little Stranger Nominated for Best Screenplay

The Little Stranger Film Tie-in


Lucinda Coxon's adaption of Sarah Waters's The Little Stranger has been nominated for Best Screenplay by the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, which has just announced its 2019 shortlist for its annual awards.


The awards will be presented on Monday 14th January 2019.

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The Paying Guests

3.41 avg rating — 63,750 ratings — published 2014 — 68 editions
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Fingersmith

4.02 avg rating — 66,971 ratings — published 2002 — 84 editions
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Tipping the Velvet

4.01 avg rating — 52,568 ratings — published 1998 — 63 editions
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The Little Stranger

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September 2014, Sarah Waters
"Clandestine passion boils over in the suspenseful historical novel The Paying Guests, set in 1920s London following the upheaval of World War I." ...More

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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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