Pat Barker's picture
Followed by 20 of our members

Pat Barker


UK flag (b.1943)

Pat Barker is one of England's most important contemporary novelists. Union Street, her first novel, was published by Virago in 1982 to huge critical acclaim. Barker won the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1993 and the Booker Prize in 1995. She lives in Durham.

Genres: Historical
 
Non fiction
thumb
 
Awards
Guardian Fiction Prize Best Novel winner (1993) : The Eye in the Door
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel winner (1995) : The Ghost Road
Whitbread Prize Best Novel nominee (1995) : The Ghost Road
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel nominee (2013) : Toby's Room
Costa Book Awards Best Novel nominee (2018) : The Silence of the Girls


Pat Barker recommends
thumb
The Telling (1998)
Miranda Seymour
"One of the most skillful depictions of the power of evil I have read for a long time."
thumb
The Porpoise (2019)
Mark Haddon
"Staggeringly ambitious, innovative, beautifully written... The Porpoise has the pace of a really good thriller, but combined with a subtlety and depth that few thrillers possess."

Visitors to this page also looked at these authors