Anita Brookner, Booker Prize-Winning Author, Dies Aged 87


Anita Brookner, the Booker prize-winning British author and renowned art historian, has died at the age of 87.

She won the Booker in 1984 for her novel Hotel du Lac, one of 24 novels she wrote after a distinguished career as an art historian. She was highly regarded as a stylist and her novels explore themes of emotional loss and difficulties associated with fitting into society, and typically depict intellectual, middle-class women.

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  • London born novelist graduated in BA History from King’s College London In 1949, was the first woman to hold the prestigious Slade Professorship of fine art at Cambridge University.
  • She also taught at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Her first novel, A Start in Life was published in 1981 at the age of 53. Her most recent novel was published in 2011.
  • She has awarded with Man Booker prize in 1984 and in 2010 she had won James Tait Black Memorial.
  • Born on 16 July 1928 in London, United Kingdom.

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Source – The Hindu
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