Jeanette Winterson Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 12 pages of information about the life of Jeanette Winterson.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson is arguably one of the most talked-about writers of her generation. Her impact on both popular and literary culture in England is owing at least in part to the acclaim awarded to her first book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1985), which garnered a dust-jacket recommendation from Gore Vidal, won the prestigious Whitbread First Novel Award, and was turned into a BBC miniseries. Winterson became an "instant success story," and the intriguing autobiographical glimpses offered in her work served to titillate the press, who sensed a reality-is-stranger-than-fiction formula in Winterson's narrative and duly included stories of her sexual exploits along with reviews and interviews. Since her first novel, Winterson has published books of fiction, several short stories, articles on movies and feminism, a book on female body image and fitness consciousness, and two television scripts (including the television adaptation of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit...

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