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Alan Hollinghurst
(May 26, 1954 - living) U.K.

Alan Hollinghurst



Alan HollinghurstBorn at Stroud, Gloucestershire, he went to Magdalen College, Oxford. He taught English at his alma mater from 1977 to 1978, and then at other colleges until 1981. In 1982 he took a teaching job at the University of London. Also in 1982 he took up a position as an assistant editor at the Times Literary Supplement.

His novel The Folding Star was shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize, and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Hollinghurst was selected in 1993 as one of the Best of Young British Novelists.

His work has been acclaimed for its unsensational treatement of what the British press seems to regard as scandalous and salacious topics - life in a gay subculture, the working of homosexual friendship network and the sexual activities of gay males, including intergeneratinal sex.


Source: excerpts from: Aldrich R. & Wotherspoon G., Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History, from WWII to Present Day, Routledge, London, 2001 - et alii


  • Confidential Chats with Boys (1982)
  • The Swimming Pool Library (1988)
  • The Folding Star (1994)
  • The Spell (1998)
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