Sarah Waters

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Birthday
21, 1966
Birthplace
Wales
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1966 (age 52)
Birthplace
Wales

About

Known for Fingersmith, Tipping the Velvet, and other lesbian-themed novels with Victorian settings, this Welsh writer of historical fiction received both the Somerset Maugham Award and the Stonewall Book Award for a 1999 work titled Affinity.

Before Fame

After earning a bachelor's degree from the University of Kent, she received her master's from Lancaster University and her doctorate from Queen Mary University of London.

Trivia

Her novel The Night Watch was adapted into a BBC2 television special that first aired in 2011.

Family Life

She and her sister grew up in Neyland, Pembrokeshire, Wales, as the children of Ron and Mary Waters.

Associated With

Her novel Fingersmith was adapted into a BBC One series starring Sally Hawkins.