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Sarah Waters OBE

  ‘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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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