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Lesbian Author Sarah Waters Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize

Lesbian Author Sarah Waters Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize

Lesbian author Sarah Waters has been shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize. Waters joins six other authors in contention for the prize with her novel The Little Stranger. She has famously penned Tipping the Velvet, Fingersmith and Affinity.

Lesbian author Sarah Waters has been shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize. Waters joins six other authors in contention for the prize with her novel The Little Stranger.

Waters has previously been shortlisted for the Booker Prize twice before for her novels Fingersmith and The Night Watch. Her novels Tipping the Velvet, Affinity and Fingersmith have all been adapted for television.

Tipping the Velvet

The Little Stranger is a thrilling ghost story set in postwar Britain. Unlike Waters' previous novels, The Little Strangerdoes not feature lesbian characters. Instead, the story focuses on a male protagonist named Dr. Faraday, who becomes obsessed with a woman who owns a haunted mansion where his mother used to work as a maid.

In addition to being shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times, Sarah Waters has also won numerous other awards and acclaimations for her work. Her novel Tipping the Velvetwon a Lambda Literary Award and New York Times Notable Book of the Year Award. Affinity received a Stonewall Book Award and Lambda Literary Award for Fiction.

Waters will be competing against authors AS Byatt (The Children's Book), JM Coetzee (Summertime), Adam Foulds (The Quickening Maze), Hilary Mantel (Wolf Hall) and Simon Mawer (The Glass Room) for the Man Booker Prize. The winner will be announced in October.
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