Graham Swift is an English novelist and short story writer, best known for the acclaimed novels Waterland and Last Orders. Swift’s debut novel The Sweet Shop Owner was published in 1980 but it was his third book, Waterland, that earned him a reputation as one of the great post-war British novelists. An intensely evocative novel about the relationship between landscape and memory, Waterland received unanimous acclaim; a feat repeated by his sixth novel, Last Orders, which claimed the 1996 Man Booker Prize and was adapted for the screen in 2001. More recent works include The Light of Day and Mothering Sunday, and his latest novel, Here We Are, was published in 2020.
Perfectly capturing the faded glamour of late 1950s Brighton, Here We Are is a wryly comic character study of a trio of end-of-the-pier entertainers. Richly evocative and empathetic, Swift’s masterful novel frames a classic love triangle in the language of old school Vaudeville and the vexed joys of the British seaside.
Novels by Graham Swift
Short Story Collections by Graham Swift
Non-Fiction Books by Graham Swift
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