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Gwendoline Riley

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Gwendoline Riley was born in Liverpool in 1979. After graduating early from Manchester University she studied on Michael Schmidt's writing course and at the age of 20 was appointed literary editor of City Life magazine. Her first novel, Cold Water, won a Betty Trask Award and she was chosen by the Guardian as one of six best first novelists in 2002.
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel nominee (2002) : Cold Water
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2017) : First Love
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book nominee (2017) : First Love