One of contemporary literature’s greatest talents, British author Sarah Waters made her name with her first novel, Tipping the Velvet. A darkly passionate, vaudevillian tale of lesbian passion amidst the picaresque world of Victorian Music Hall, the novel won the Betty Trask Award in 1998 and was adapted into a BAFTA nominated BBC drama.
Water’s second novel, Affinity, won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Three of her novels have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (Fingersmith, The Night Watch and The Little Stranger) and she has been twice-nominated for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her most recent novel is The Paying Guests.