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Sue Townsend


(Susan Lilian Townsend)
UK flag (1946 - 2014)

Sue Townsend left school at fifteen and started writing immediately. For twenty years nobody knew that Leicester housewife, Mrs Townsend, was a writer. She joined a writers' group at Leicester's Phoenix Theatre and was soon installed as the Writer in Residence there.

Townsend died at her home on 10 April 2014 aged 68, following a stroke.
 
Non fiction
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Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2000) : The Cappuccino Years
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2012) : The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year