‘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’
On the 22nd October 2019 Sarah Waters received her OBE at Buckingham Palace from the Duke of Cambridge. Sarah had been awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to literature.