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2012 Highlights

Alan Hollinghurst

31 May 2012

Alan Hollinghurst (Robert Taylor)


Alan Hollinghurst was born in Gloucestershire in 1954. He read English at Oxford and taught for one term at UCL before joining the staff of the TLS, where he was Deputy Editor from 1990 to 1995. He is the author of 5 novels, including The Swimming-Pool Library (1988), The Line of Beauty (winner of the 2004 Man Booker Prize) and The Stranger's Child (2011). He has also translated Racine's Bajazet for the Almeida Theatre and Bérénice for the Donmar Theatre in London. In 2006 he gave the Lord Northcliffe Lectures at UCL. He lives in London.