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Linda Grant was born in Liverpool, England in 1951, and read English at the University of York. Her first novel, The Cast Iron Shore (1996), won the David Higham Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize. Her second, When I Lived in Modern Times (2000), set in Palestine immediately after the Second World War, won the Orange Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the Jewish Quarterly Literary Prize for Fiction. Her novel, Still Here (2002), set in Liverpool, tells the story of a middle-aged English woman and her relationship with an American architect.

Her non-fiction includes Sexing the Millennium: A Political History of the Sexual Revolution (1993) and Remind Me Who I Am Again (1998), an account of her mother's dementia, which won the MIND Book of the Year/Allen Lane Award.

Linda Grant lives in north London. The People on the Street: A Writer's View of Israel (2006), was winner of the 2006 Lettre Ulysses Award; and The Clothes on Their Backs (2008), was shortlisted for the 2008 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Her latest book is The Thoughful Dresser (2009)

 

Bibliography

Sexing the Millennium: A Political History of the Sexual Revolution   HarperCollins, 1993

The Cast Iron Shore   Picador, 1996

Remind Me Who I Am Again   Granta, 1998

When I Lived in Modern Times   Granta, 2000

Still Here   Little, Brown, 2002

The People on the Street: A Writer's View of Israel   Virago, 2006

The Clothes on their Backs   Virago, 2008

The Thoughtful Dresser   Virago, 2009

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