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Occupation  Novelist
Movies  Last Orders, Waterland
Role  Writer
Name  Graham Swift
Nationality  English

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Born  4 May 1949 (age 66) London, England (1949-05-04)
Notable works  Shuttlecock, Waterland, Last Orders
Notable awards  Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, 1983 Booker Prize, 1996 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, 1996
Awards  Man Booker Prize, Guardian Fiction Prize, Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize
Education  University of York, Queens' College, Cambridge, Dulwich College, University of Cambridge
Books  Waterland, Last Orders, England and Other Stories, The Light of Day, Shuttlecock
Similar People  Ian McEwan, Sarah Beeny, Martin Amis, J M Coetzee, Fred Schepisi

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Graham Colin Swift FRSL (born 4 May 1949) is an English writer. Born in London, England, he was educated at Dulwich College, London, Queens' College, Cambridge, and later the University of York.


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Some of Swift's books have been filmed, including Waterland (1992), Shuttlecock (1993) and Last Orders (2002). His novel Last Orders was joint-winner of the 1996 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction and a mildly controversial winner of the 1996 Booker Prize, owing to the superficial similarities in plot to William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying.

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The prize-winning Waterland is set in The Fens. A novel of landscape, history and family, it is often cited as one of the outstanding post-war British novels and has been a set text on the English literature syllabus in British schools. Writer Patrick McGrath asked Swift about the "feeling for magic" in Waterland during an interview. Swift responded that "The phrase everybody comes up with is magic realism, which I think has now become a little tired. But on the other hand there’s no doubt that English writers of my generation have been very much influenced by writers from outside who in one way or another have got this magical, surreal quality, such as Borges, Márquez, Grass, and that that has been stimulating. I think in general it’s been a good thing. Because we are, as ever, terribly parochial, self-absorbed and isolated, culturally, in this country. It’s about time we began to absorb things from outside."

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Swift was acquainted with Ted Hughes and has himself published poetry, some of which is included in Making an Elephant: Writing from Within (2009).

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  • The Sweet-Shop Owner (1980)
  • Shuttlecock (1981) -- winner of the 1983 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize
  • Waterland (1983)
  • Out of This World (1988)
  • Ever After (1992)
  • Last Orders (1996) -- winner of the 1996 Booker Prize
  • The Light of Day (2003)
  • Tomorrow (2007)
  • Wish You Were Here (2011)
  • Mothering Sunday: A Romance Knopf, (19 April 2016) ISBN 978-1101947524
  • Nonfiction

  • Making an Elephant: Writing from Within (2009)
  • Short stories

  • Learning to Swim (1982)
  • Chemistry (2008)
  • England and Other Stories (2014)
  • References

    Graham Swift Wikipedia

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