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Queen Mary University of London honours Sarah Waters

Novelist and Queen Mary alumna Sarah Waters has received an Honorary Fellowship from the University, presented by Professor Margaret Reynolds of the School of English and Drama.

Sarah said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be receiving an Honorary Fellowship from Queen Mary. I have many happy memories of my time as a postgraduate student at the university, and the academic work I did there was very much the starting-point of my career as a novelist. This award therefore feels very special to me. It's a huge treat and honour.”

Sarah Waters studied English Literature at the Universities of Kent and Lancaster and received her PhD from Queen Mary with a thesis titled Wolfskins and Togas: Lesbian and Gay Historical Fictions, 1870 to the present.

Read the full story on the Queen Mary University website.

One Response to “Queen Mary University of London honours Sarah Waters”

Peter Toth says:
March 31, 2014 at 9:30 pm

I'm a 56 year old more or less heterosexual ballet pianist from the UK now living and working in the Czech Republic and I'm very excited indeed at the prospect of a new Sarah Waters novel being published this September (2014). Sadly, I read very little due to the many visual distractions of the internet and came to Sarah's works through buying the DVD set of Tipping the Velvet online – attracted by the lesbian theme and the low price of the DVD's. I loved the BBC serialization of the novel and went on to buy the DVD set of Fingersmith and watched the film versions of Affinity and The Night Watch after which I read each work in its written form with the exception of The Little Stranger which I still need to buy. I try to introduce Sarah's works to many of my friends and students and the response is always very positive. I love the strong human element in her novels combined with her compelling storylines and esoteric historical detail. I hope that Sarah lives to a ripe old age writing for pleasure while keeping her millions of fans happy. I for one will never tire of her books. (I"ve just started reading Trollope's The Way We Live Now – inspired by the BBC TV series, while waiting for Sarah's new novel). p.s. I love the expressions of tenskl tenderness


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