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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.

Latest News and Updates

The Night Watch on Tour

A glimpse at the theatre production of Sarah Waters' extraordinary novel, The Night Watch.

The Night Watch by The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal
© Mark Douet

Phoebe Pryce in The Night Watch by The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal
© Mark Douet

The Night Watch by The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal
© Mark Douet

The novel, adapted for theatre by Hattie Naylor and staged by The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal, is touring the UK this autumn.

Tickets are still available, click here to get yours: www.originaltheatre.com/tickets-the-night-watch

The Night Watch, National Tour Autumn 2019

The Night Watch Theatre Adaptation

This autumn The Night Watch is being adapted for theatre and set to shine on tour for the very first time!

Olivier-nominated playwright Hattie Naylor creates a gripping and theatrically inventive adaptation of this great modern novel.

Buy tickets here: www.originaltheatre.com/

Sarah Waters awarded an OBE

Over the weekend Sarah Waters was made an OBE for services to literature in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

On the honour Sarah said: ‘Writing is, by its nature, a very solitary pursuit: you spend most of your time as an author hidden away. So to receive this kind of very public honour is a huge thrill. I'm absolutely delighted, and a little bit dazed.’

The Little Stranger Nominated for Best Screenplay

The Little Stranger Film Tie-in

Lucinda Coxon's adaption of Sarah Waters's The Little Stranger has been nominated for Best Screenplay by the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, which has just announced its 2019 shortlist for its annual awards.

The awards will be presented on Monday 14th January 2019.