Graham Swift was born in London in 1949.His novels include Waterland, Shuttlecock and Last Orders (Picador/Vintage) which won the Booker Prize in 1996. His most recent novel, England and Other Stories, was published in 2014. He was one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 1983.
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Our most popular reads of 2018
Who Killed Tolstoy?
Elif Batuman travels to the International Tolstoy Conference in Russia to determine, once and for all, if Leo Tolstoy was murdered.
Abuse, Silence, and the Light That Virginia Woolf Switched On
When Virginia Woolf was thirteen, she was abused by her half-brother George Duckworth. No one believed her – not even her biographers.
A Few Words about Fake Breasts
Nell Boeschenstein on the fraught discourse surrounding post-mastectomy reconstruction.
Jillian Weise explains what being a cyborg really means.
The Man Who Lived
Snigdha Poonam reports from India, where rumours spreading over WhatsApp fuel flash mobs, political violence and murder.
Our Nicky’s Heart
‘Frank Randall had three sons: Michael, Eddy and Mark. That was fine by him‘.
Fishing, Writing and Ted: An Appreciation
‘Sometimes it haunts you like a knell, sometimes it's the motto for unimagined privilege.’
Making an Elephant
‘The death of a father is, in most cases, an inevitable passage of life.’