Carol Birch

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Carol Birch (b Manchester 1951) is a British novelist and attended Keele University.[1] The author of eleven novels, she won the 1988 David Higham Award for the Best First Novel of the Year for Life in the Palace,[2] the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize with The Fog Line in 1991,[3] and she was long-listed for the 2003 ManBooker Prize for Turn Again Home.[2] Her novel Jamrach's Menagerie was long-listed for the Orange Prize 2011[4] and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011.[5] She currently lives in Lancaster with her family.[2]

Works[edit]

  • Life in the Palace (1988)
  • The Fog Line (1989)
  • The Unmaking (1992)
  • Songs of the West (1994)
  • Little Sister (1998)
  • Come Back, Paddy Riley (1999)
  • Turn Again Home (2003)
  • In a Certain Light (2004)
  • The Naming of Eliza Quinn (2005)
  • Scapegallows (2007): A novel based on the life of Margaret Catchpole
  • Jamrach's Menagerie (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Early Students Publications - Keele University". Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Lucky seven for our Carol?". The Lancaster Guardian. 4 September 2003. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Carol Birch". Aesthetica. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Retrieved 22 March 2011.
  5. ^ Retrieved 26 July 2011.