ONE OF MY FAVOURITE NOVELISTS ... Sarah WATERS
SARAH WATERS changes era in her new novel, The Night Watch (2006), an engrossing tale of four interlocking lives traumatised by World War II and its aftermath, set in an exhausted, bomb-blackened London. With her departure from her Victorian Gothic roots for a more modern mood, specifically wartime London, Waters will surely gain new readers.
WATERS Sarah [1966-] Novelist. Born in Neyland, Pembrokeshire, Wales. NOVELS The Night Watch (2006); Fingersmith (2002: winner of the Crime Writers Association/Ellis Peters Dagger for Historical Crime Fiction; shortlisted for the 2002 Booker Prize for Fiction and the 2002 Orange Prize for Fiction); Affinity (1999: winner of the 2000 Somerset Maugham Award); Tipping the Velvet (1998: winner of a 1999 Betty Trask Award)
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