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Alan Hollinghurst - Author


Alan Hollinghurst was born in Stroud in Gloucestershire, England in 1954 and was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. Between 1982 and 1995 he was on the staff of the Times Literary Supplement.

His first novel, The Swimming-Pool Library (1988), gives a vivid account of gay life in London during the early 1980s. It was followed by The Folding Star (1994), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for fiction). In 1998 he published Spell, a gay comedy of manners.

Hollinghurst's credits include the translation of Jean Racine's 17th century play, Bajazet, which was first performed in 1990.

The Line of Beauty, published in 2004, describes four years of change and tragedy in 1980s Britain; it won the 2004 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

Hollinghurst lives in London.

If you like Alan Hollinghurst you might also like to read books by Jennifer Egan, Sebastian Barry and William Boyd.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Alan Hollinghurst

The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
The Line of Beauty
Alan Hollinghurst
A Booker winner which was first published in 2005, it tells of Nick Guest’s life as a lodger with a privileged tory London family of which Nick was at Oxford with the son. Set in the 80s it is social...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
The Stranger's Child
Alan Hollinghurst
Winner of the Galaxy UK Author of the Year Award 2011. This is Alan Hollinghurst's first novel since The Line of Beauty, winner of the 2004 Man Booker Prize. As in The Line of Beauty, his impeccably nuanced...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2012
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
The Stranger's Child
Alan Hollinghurst
Winner of the Galaxy UK Author of the Year Award 2011. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011. July 2011 Book of the Month. This is Alan Hollinghurst's first novel...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/04/2011
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
The Line of Beauty
Alan Hollinghurst
Winner of the 2004 Man Booker Prize, our most prestigious literary award. A novel that in actual time only covers four years (1983-1987) but in reality brings the whole Thatcher period into play. It is the story of Nick, gay...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2005
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
The Line of Beauty
Alan Hollinghurst
Winner of the 2004 Man Booker Prize, our most prestigious literary award. A novel that in actual time only covers four years (1983-1987) but in reality brings the whole Thatcher period into play. It is the story of Nick, gay and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/04/2004

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