Raphael Selbourne

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Raphael Selbourne (born 1968 in Oxford, England)[1] is a British writer. His debut novel Beauty was awarded the 2009 Costa First Novel Award[2][3] and the McKitterick Prize in 2010.


Born in Oxford, his father is political commentator David Selbourne.[1] He grew up in Oxford and studied Politics at the University of Sussex before moving to Italy.[1] He lived in the West Midlands for many years, the setting for his debut novel Beauty.


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  1. ^ a b c "Raphael Selbourne". Tindal Street Press. 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Jackson, Lorne (15 January 2010). "Raphael Selbourne shines a light on hidden world in Beauty". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Beauty by Raphael Selbourne wins 2009 Costa First Novel Award". Tindal Street Press. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2011.