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Sarah Waters News and Updates

News and updates about Sarah Waters

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 […]

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Event: Night Shadows: An evening of songs, readings and stories inspired by the Gothic tradition

Thursday 24 November, 6pm, Edinburgh A programme exploring the horror, romance, and darkness of the Gothic tradition through music and the spoken word. The journey takes us from the dark Scottish neuks of Hogg and […]

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The Night Watch: An interview with Sarah Waters

Sarah Waters talks about the world premiere of The Night Watch adapted for the stage, debuting at the Royal Exchange in May 2016. Watch the interview here:  

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Sarah Waters at the LGBT Awards 2016 receiving the LGBT Lifetime Achievement Award

  Sarah Waters was granted the Lifetime Achievement award at the 2016 British LGBT Awards. Read an interview with her about this award here.

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The Handmaiden- New Trailer Released

Before its world premiere at Cannes, a trailer for Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden, based on Fingersmith by Sarah Waters has been released.  

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The Night Watch at the Manchester Royal Exchange theatre

Sarah Waters’ The Night Watch was adapted for the stage for the first time in 2016, for the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, by Olivier-nominated playwright Hattie Naylor and was directed by Rebecca Gatward.   Click […]

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The Little Stranger named on the BBC’s list of 100 Great British Novels

  The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters has been named as one of the 100 greatest British novels, as part of a new poll conducted for the BBC. The list was compiled by BBC Culture […]

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Sarah Waters’ Desert Island Movies

In November 2015 Sarah Waters was invited to choose her ten Desert Island Movies for an interview with Jo Botting at the Cinema Museum, London. Here, Sarah talks through the list she came up with. […]

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Tipping the Velvet – see the stage play now!

  The adaptation of Sarah Waters’ debut novel, Tipping the Velvet, has now opened at the Lyric Hammersmith! The play opened on the 19th September 2015 and runs to the 21st November 2015 and has been […]

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Sarah Waters, shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for The Paying Guests

Sarah Waters shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2015 with The Paying Guests. We are delighted to announce that The Paying Guests has been shortlisted for this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. […]

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The Paying Guests wins the Independent Bookshop Week Award!

The Booksellers Association of UK and Ireland (The BA) today announced the winners for the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award 2015 (IBW Book Award), which is supported by independent bookshops across the country, and we […]

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