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The Poetics of Sex

Jeanette Winterson

‘My lover Picasso is going through her Blue Period. In the past her periods have always been red.’

Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson is the author of more than twenty books, which include novels, non-fiction and works for children. Her first book, the autobiographical novel Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, won the 1985 Whitbread Award and her adaptation of the novel for television won a BAFTA. Winterson was first published in Granta in 1988 and was later chosen as one of the magazine’s Best of Young British Novelists in 1993.She teaches creative writing at the University of Manchester, and is currently working on a film about Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.

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