On the Grid: GRANTA'S YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS

The Evening Standard (London, England), March 28, 2003 | Go to article overview

On the Grid: GRANTA'S YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS


on the grid: GRANTA'S YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS

Biography

SARAH WATERS, 37 Grew up in Wales, studied English at Kent University; did a PhD on lesbian historical fiction; wrote first novel Tipping the Velvet while teaching at Open University; her second novel Affinity won the Somerset Maughan Award. Shortlisted for last year's Booker Prize

Lives

In a small sixth-floor flat in Brixton with her two cats

Genre

'Lesbo Victorian romps' is her own description of her trilogy (Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, The Fingersmith)

Likes/ Dislikes

Says Likes: Dickens and Thackeray. 'I love the way they span history and society - contemporary novels don't.' Dislikes: critics' lofty expectations.

More so with each successful novel'

Says

'People paying me to write used to seem just awful. It took me a long time to feel I was a writer'

TOBY LITT,

35 Went to Oxford University where he wrote 100 poems a year for student mag Isis; break came on the creative writing course at UEA during Malcolm Bradbury's final year. First novel snatched up after Bradbury published four of his short stories

Lives

With his girlfriend in Bermondsey, South East London

Genre

21st-century postmodernism - his first novel Adventures in Capitalism opens with epitaphs from Samuel Johnson and The Clash, before introducing a cast which includes Mr Kipling

Likes: Julie Burchill, after she declared, 'If Adventures in Capitalism doesn't make you want to have him or be him, you're dead. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

On the Grid: GRANTA'S YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.