Book
English

Out of this world

Graham Swift (author)
Title
Out of this world
Author
Graham Swift
Language
English
Publisher
London: Penguin, 1988
207 p.
ISBN
0-14-010731-2 0-670-82084-9

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Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 12 times in Flemish libraries

About Graham Swift

Graham Colin Swift FRSL (born 4 May 1949) is an English writer. Born in London, England, he was educated at Dulwich College, London, Queens' College, Cambridge, and later the University of York.

Some of Swift's books have been filmed, including Waterland (1992), Shuttlecock (1993) and Last Orders (1996). His novel Last Orders was joint-winner of the 1996 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction and a mildly controversial winner of the 1996 Booker Prize, owing to the similarities in plot to William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying.

The prize-winning Waterland is set in The Fens. A novel of landscape, history and family, it is often cited as one of the outstanding post-war British novels and has been a set text on the English literature syllabus in British schools. Writer Patrick McGrath asked Swift about the "feeling for magic" in Waterland during an interview. Swift responded that "The …Read more on Wikipedia