Bestselling novelist Sarah Ann Waters OBE was born on 21st July 1966 in Pembrokeshire Wales.
Waters received a PhD from Queen Mary, University London, her thesis entitled “Wolfskins and togas: lesbian and gay historical fictions, 1870 to the present” has served as inspiration for her novels.
Sarah Water’s six novels have all received or been nominated for awards, including “Tipping The Velvet” which won the Betty Trask award, “Fingersmith” short-listed for both the Man Booker Prize and The Orange Prize and “The Paying Guests” short-listed for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2014.
Her work has also been widely adapted for television stage and screen. “Tipping the Velvet” and “Fingersmith” were both BAFTA nominated and her latest novel “The Paying Guests” has been optioned by Potboiler Productions.
Waters response to receiving an OBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours in June of this year was “Writing is, by its nature, a very solitary pursuit: you spend most of your time as an author hidden away. So to receive this kind of very public honour is a huge thrill. I’m absolutely delighted, and a little bit dazed.”
Sarah lives in Kennington, south-east London.