Renowned British author Anita Brookner passes away

Renowned British author and art historian Anita Brookner passed away. She was 87.
Brookner had won the Booker in 1984 for her novel Hotel du Lac and was a bestselling author who had written around 25 books.

About Anita Brookner

  • Born on 16 July 1928 in London, United Kingdom.
  • She was the first woman to hold the prestigious Slade Professorship of fine art at Cambridge University. She also taught at the Courtauld Institute of Art.
  • Her first novel, A Start in Life was published in 1981 at the age of 53. Her most recent work i.e. last novel At The Hairdresser’s, was published in 2011.
  • Awards and Honours: She was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1990. She also had won James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 2010.



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