Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Author Birthdays

May 8

Pat Barker

Novelist, born in Thornaby-on-Tees, Cleveland, NE England, UK. She started to write after attending Angela Carter's writing classes. Regeneration (1991), the first of her acclaimed trilogy about World War 1, is based on the real-life encounter between the poet Siegfried Sassoon and the medical psychologist W H R Rivers. The Eye in the Door (1993, Guardian Fiction Award), shows how conscientious objectors of the time were treated; The Ghost Road (1995, Booker), tells of one soldier's traumatic return to the Front. Later novels include Another World (1998) and Double Vision (2003).

Information found at: http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9199218

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