Beryl Bainbridge was an English writer from Liverpool. She was primarily known for her works of psychological fiction, often macabre tales set among the English working class.
Bainbridge won the Whit bread Awards prize for best novel in 1977 and 1996; she was nominated five times for the Booker Prize.
She was described in 2007 as “a national treasure”. In 2008, The Times named Bainbridge on their list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945”.
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