Jeanette Winterson was born in 1959. Her first book, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, won a Whitbread Award in 1985. Her adaptation of the novel for television won a BAFTA in 1990. Her other books include The Passion (which received the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), Sexing the Cherry, Written on the Body, Gut Symmetries, The Powerbook and Lighthousekeeping. She is currently at work on a film about Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.