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Linda Grant


(1951 - )

Linda Grant was born in Liverpool on 15 February 1951, the child of Russian and Polish Jewish immigrants. She was educated at the Belvedere School (GDST), read English at the University of York, completed an M.A. in English at MacMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario and did further post-graduate studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, where she lived from 1977 to 1984.

Her first book, Sexing the Millennium: A Political History of the Sexual Revolution was published in 1993. Her first novel, The Cast Iron Shore, published in 1996, won the David Higham First Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize.
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (1997) : Lethal Genes


Linda Grant recommends
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Bait (1998)
(Meg Gillis, book 1)
C J Songer
"A thrill-ride of a book. It starts fast and doesn't slow down until the breathtaking climax."

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