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Fay Weldon

UK flag (1931 - )

Fay Weldon was born and raised in New Zealand. Her novels and short stories best-sell around the world and wherever they go are awarded great critical acclaim. Her film and TV work wins enthusiastic viewers by the million, worldwide.



Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Fay Weldon
Short stories
Angel, All Innocence [short story] (1977)
Spirit of the House (1980)
Watching Me, Watching You [short story] (1981)
Down the Clinical Disco (1985)
A Good Sound Marriage (1991)

The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1979) : Praxis
Whitbread Prize Best Novel nominee (1996) : Worst Fears

Fay Weldon recommends

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968)
(Bladerunner, book 1)
Philip K Dick
"My literary hero."
The Survivors
The Survivors (1982)
Elaine Feinstein
"Elaine Feinstein writes with the grace of a born poet and the energy of a natural novelist."
Egalia's Daughters
Egalia's Daughters (1985)
Gerd Brantenberg
"Returns the reader to spot on feminist zeal."

Borderline (1985)
Janette Turner Hospital
"Janette Turner Hospital goes from strength to strength."

Tongues of Flame (1985)
Tim Parks
"Religion, sex and mania bursting hoof-footed from surburban doors."

Serenissima (1987)
Erica Jong
"A stirring book of fable and fantasy... outrageously readable. "

Joey Dee Gets Wise (1991)
Louisa Ermelino
"A stunning debut - and so funny too."
Witchbroom (1992)
Lawrence Scott
"A powerful writer."
Casting Off
Casting Off (1995)
Libby Purves
"Ms Purves has the gift of tongues - a born novelist."

Justine (1997)
Alice Thompson
"A lot of flagellation and a matching literary-exquisite style."

Bubbles Unbound (2001)
(Bubbles Yablonsky, book 1)
Sarah Strohmeyer
"A wonderfully energising and skilful page-turner of a book."
The Saint Who Loved Me
The Saint Who Loved Me (2002)
Mimi Thebo
"I believe in St. Peter, Mimi Thebo and in the excellence of this novel."
The Memory Stones
The Memory Stones (2003)
Kate O'Riordan
"She has the capacity to tell it how it is, not how we think it ought to be, and to tell it passionately."
Things to Do Indoors
Things to Do Indoors (2003)
Sheena Joughin
"She writes like an angel and thinks like the devil. Joughin is a major discovery."
Peyton Amberg
Peyton Amberg (2003)
Tama Janowitz
"It is one of the funniest books I have read, and the bleakest... raw, rude, upsetting and immensely invigorating. "

Mobius Dick (2004)
Andrew Crumey
"I loved it!"
The Glorious Flight of Perdita Tree
The Glorious Flight of Perdita Tree (2005)
Olivia Fane
"This book is a delight... I loved it."

The Jigsaw Maker (2006)
Adrienne Dines
"The pieces fit together very well indeed."

The Pink Hotel (2011)
Anna Stothard
"She breathes new life into old literature."

Love, Sex & the Wrong Bride (2011)
Katia Lief
"Wonderfully funny and terribly true."

The Marlowe Papers (2012)
Ros Barber
"Terrifically accomplished and enjoyable. It restores one's faith in English fiction."

The English Girl (2013)
Margaret Leroy
"What a storyteller Lerory is."

Trust (2014)
Ajay Close
"Ajay Close is brilliant."

The Things You Do for Love (2016)
Rachel Crowther
"A wonderful page-turner of a novel about the complexity of female life."

The Space Between the Stars (2017)
Anne Corlett
"An original thinker and a very, very effective writer."

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