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Welcome to SarahWaters.com

This is the official website of Sarah Waters, the award-winning, bestselling author of six novels to date: Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, Fingersmith, The Night Watch, The Little Stranger and her latest novel, The Paying Guests, shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction in 2015.

The site contains plenty of information about the author and her books as well as various extras, including videos and photos. The news section is updated by Sarah's UK publisher, Virago.

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Latest News and Updates

Fingersmith at A.R.T season, Loeb Theatre Cambridge, MA.

Sarah Waters' Booker shortlisted novel Fingersmith was first adapted for stage by Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Artistic Director Bill Rauch. The play is now showing in Cambridge, MA, as part of A.R.T Season from December 4, 2016 – January 8, 2017.

Buy tickets here.

See behind the scenes of the production of Fingersmith in these videos:
A.R.T. Scenic Shop
A.R.T. Costume Shop

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Honorary Fellowships awarded to Sarah Waters

In July 2016, Sarah Waters was awarded honorary fellowships from both Cardiff University and Goldsmiths, University of London.

Find out more below, and watch Sarah’s speech from the ceremony at Cardiff University.

Sarah Waters honoured at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Watch the speech at Cardiff University, originally broadcast on 13th July 2016.

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Sarah Waters on Anne Lister and Shibden Hall

As part of Historic England's season of celebration of LGBQT heritage, Sarah Waters visited Anne Lister’s Shibden Hall. Visit the Historic England website at the links below for the article and videos.

Watch Sarah Waters on Anne Lister and Shibden Hall

Find out more about Pride of Place: England's LGBTQ Heritage, by Historic England.

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London Film Festival screening – The Handmaiden, adapted from Fingersmith

The Handmaiden, which was inspired by Sarah Waters' 2002 novel Fingersmith , will be screened at the 2016 BFI London Film Festival on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th October 2016.

Nominated for the 2016 Palme d'Or and directed by Park Chan-Wook, The Handmaiden will be released in UK cinemas in February 2017. Find out more here.

Watch the trailer for The Handmaiden here.

For information of the US release of The Handmaiden, visit the US Sarah Waters website here.

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