South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future

Category Archives: Featured Writers

New Book, John LeCarré: The Pigeon Tunnel

  South West based author John Le Carré is noted for his espionage and spy thrillers which have been documented as having roots in his background serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War.

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Sue Townsend

Sue Townsend was an English novelist, dramatist and journalist. She is perhaps best known for creating the character of Adrian Mole who featured in 8 of her novels.

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Colleen McCullough

Colleen McCullough was an Australian writer. She earned a degree in neurophysiology and eventually accepted a position in America working in the neurology department at Yale School of Medicine. She taught there and managed the laboratory from 1967 – 1976.

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John Le Carrè

South West based writer John Le Carrè is one of the best-known spy thriller writers in the world.

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Colm Toibin

Colm Toibin was born in Enniscorthy County Wexford in Ireland. He attended University in Dublin and spent time in Barcelona during which time he wrote two books published in 1990 which were critically acclaimed.

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Agatha Christie

  Celebrated South West author Agatha Christie was born and raised in Torquay, Devon and famously holidayed at Greenway near Brixham. Noted as ‘the bestselling novelist of all time’, Christie wrote 66 detective novels and 14 short stories.

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Alice Walker

  Alice Walker is an American novelist, poet and activist whose work is internationally celebrated. In the field of literature, she has written seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books as well as volumes of essays and poetry.

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Kate Morton

Kate Morton is an Australian born author. Her debut novel, The House At Riverton was the Sunday Times bestseller in 2007 and her subsequent novels have frequented best seller and awards lists since their publication. Her books are published in 42 countries and 34 languages.

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Anne Frank

Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany. The second daughter of Otto and Edith Frank, she grew up against the Nazi party coming to power and the fraught life for people of Jewish faith in Germany

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Ben Okri

Ben Okri is a Nigerian novelist and poet. Much of his early fiction concerns the political violence he had experienced first-hand during the civil war in Nigeria.

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