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Sarah Waters News and Updates

News and updates about Sarah Waters

Tipping the Velvet 20th Anniversary Edition

In February 2018 it will be twenty years since TIPPING THE VELVET was published. To celebrate, Virago will be releasing a beautiful collector’s edition hardback, with new afterword from Sarah. Click here to find out […]

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2017 Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence

  In October, Sarah Waters was awarded the 2017 Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, which is given in recognition of a writer’s entire body of work. Awarded since 1987, when Anthony Burgess first accepted […]

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The Little Stranger feature film coming soon

    The Little Stranger starring Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter and Charlotte Rampling, and directed by Academy Award winner, Lenny Abrahamson will be released in 2018. Further info here: www.focusfeatures.com/the-little-stranger  

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Sarah Waters meets the cast of Secret Cinema

On April 10th 2017, for a week, Secret Cinema X secretly screened Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden at Troxy, Limehouse. You can see a clip here: https://vimeo.com/213272145 Sarah (middle) meets the cast of Secret Cinema

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The Handmaiden: U.K. release details

The Handmaiden, inspired by Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel Fingersmith, is in cinemas nationwide from April 14th. Visit the official website for listings. Read an interview with Sarah Waters for The Guardian here. The New York […]

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Queer British Art at Tate Britain

Look out for Sarah’s piece on Vesta Tilley, in Tate magazine, attached to the Queer British Art exhibition: ‘QUEER BRITISH ART TATE BRITAIN 5 APRIL – 1 OCTOBER 2017’. Find out more on the Tate […]

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Wonderful reviews for Fingersmith in Boston

The American Repertory Theatre reunited with Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Bill Rauch, director of the 2014 Tony Award-winning play All The Way, to present Fingersmith, Alexa Junge’s adaptation of Sarah Waters’ 2002 novel of […]

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DIVA Author of the Year Award

Celebrating 250 issues of DIVA magazine, Sarah was awarded 2017 DIVA Author of the Year award. For further information visit the DIVA website here.  

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National Trust explores LGBTQ heritage to mark anniversary in 2017

Sarah has contributed to the National Trust’s forthcoming LGBTQ articles and publications as part of the nation’s commemoration in 2017 to mark 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality.   For further information visit […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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