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Barry Unsworth


UK flag (1930 - 2012)

Novelist Barry Unsworth was born in 1930. He grew up in a small mining community in County Durham, in the north of England. After studying English at Manchester University and completing two years national service, he lived in France for a year where he taught English. He traveled extensively in Greece and Turkey during the 1960s, teaching at the Universities of Istanbul and Athens. Unsworth died in Italy in 2012, of lung cancer.
 
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Short stories
Death of a Primitive Humanist (1976)


Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1980) : Pascali's Island
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel winner (1992) : Sacred Hunger
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1995) : Morality Play
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2006) : The Ruby in Her Navel


Barry Unsworth recommends
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Tapes of the River Delta (1995)
(Monument, book 1)
Peter Cunningham
"Peter Cunningham is a writer of great gifts."
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Laish (2009)
Aharon Appelfeld
"The appearance of simplicity is, of course, the result of care and control, and the success with which it is achieved is one of the most notable and impressive features of this strikingly original novel, comparable in its way, though very different in tone, to some of the early work of Ernest Hemingway."

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