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Sarah Waters awarded an OBE

Sarah Waters

We are delighted to share the news that author 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 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.’

 

In addition to this OBE, Sarah has won a Betty Trask Award, the Somerset Maugham Award and her books have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. Tipping the VelvetAffinity, Fingersmith and The Night Watch have been adapted for television. Sarah Waters has been named Author of the Year four times: by the British Book Awards, the Booksellers’ Association, Waterstone’s Booksellers and the Stonewall Awards.