Beryl Bainbridge (1932-2010) was an English writer from Liverpool. The Bottle Factory Outing (1974), won the Guardian Fiction Prize and Injury Time (1977) won the Whitbread Novel Award. Every Man For Himself (1996) won the Whitbread Novel Award and Master Georgie (1998) won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for fiction) and the W.H. Smith Literary Award. The Dressmaker (1973) and An Awfully Big Adventure (1989) were both adapted for the screen.