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Rose Tremain

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Rose Tremain, born in London in 1943, was one of only five women writers to be included in Granta’s original list of 20 Best of Young British Novelists in 1983. Her novels and short stories have been published worldwide in 27 countries and have won many prizes, including the Sunday buy cheap bactrim Express book of the Year Award (for Restoration, also shortlisted for the Booker Prize); the Prix Femina Etranger, France (for Sacred Country); the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award (for Music & Silence) and the Orange Prize for Fiction 2008 (for The Road Home). Restoration was filmed in 1995 and a stage version was produced in 2009.

Awards: Women's Prize (2008), Whitbread (1999), James Tait Black (1992)  see all

Genres: Historical, Literary Fiction, Children's Fiction
   Sadler's Birthday (1976)
   Letter to Sister Benedicta (1978)
   The Cupboard (1981)
   The Swimming Pool Season (1985)
   Journey to the Volcano (1985)
   Restoration (1989)
   Sacred Country (1992)
   The Way I Found Her (1997)
   Music and Silence (1999)
   The Colour (2003)
   The Road Home (2007)
   Trespass (2010)
   Merivel (2012)
   The Gustav Sonata (2016)
   Islands of Mercy (2020)
   Lily (2021)
   Absolutely and Forever (2023)
   The Colonel's Daughter (1984)
   The Garden of the Villa Mollini (1987)
   Evangelista's Fan (1994)
   Collected Short Stories (1996)
   The Darkness of Wallis Simpson (2005)
   Great Escapes (2008) (with others)
   Wildtrack (2010)
   The American Lover (2014)
Novellas and Short Stories
   The Kite Flyer (1996)
   Knife Skills (1999)
   How It Stacks Up (2011)
   Peerless (2011)
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Series contributed to
   Ox-Tales: Earth (2009) (with others)
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Books containing stories by Rose Tremain

2008 Women's Prize For Fiction : The Road Home
1999 Whitbread Prize for Best Novel : Music and Silence
1992 James Tait Black Memorial Prize : Sacred Country
1983 Granta Best of Young British Novelists

Award nominations
2024 Walter Scott Prize for Best Historical Novel (nominee) : Absolutely and Forever
2017 Walter Scott Prize for Best Historical Novel (nominee) : The Gustav Sonata
2016 Costa Book Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Gustav Sonata
2014 BBC National Short Story Prize (nominee) : The American Lover
2013 Walter Scott Prize for Best Historical Novel (nominee) : Merivel: A Man of his Time
2010 Booker Prize (longlist) : Trespass
2007 Costa Book Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Road Home
2006 BBC National Short Story Prize (nominee) : The Ebony Hand
2004 Women's Prize For Fiction (nominee) : The Colour
1989 Booker Prize (shortlist) : Restoration

Rose Tremain recommends
The Three Graces (2023)
Amanda Craig
"I love Amanda Craig's work, always supercharged with bright colouration and passionate feeling. And her imagination seems boundless: a defiant, bubbling wellspring of free-wheeling enquiry in a literary landscape made more and more arid and monotonous."
The Choice (2023)
Michael Arditti
"A serious and important writer."
Love Without End (2019)
Melvyn Bragg
"Melvyn Bragg brings a fascinated attention to the moral complexities of a love story we all thought we knew, but perhaps did not understand well enough. His compassion for Abelard and Heloise makes brilliantly real and present to us their anguished journey from erotic excess towards the mystical sublime."

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