Beryl Bainbridge (1932-2010)

Death: 2nd July 2010
Location: Highgate Cemetery (West), Highgate, London, England
Cause of death: Cancer
Photo taken by: Jack1956
Buy books by Beryl Bainbridge

English author who was known for her works of psychological fiction, often set among the English working classes. She won the Whitbread Award for best novel in 1977 for Injury Time and again in 1996 for Every Man For Himself. In 1998 she won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Master Georgie.  Her final novel, According to Queeney, is a fictionalized account of the last years of the life of Samuel Johnson as seen through the eyes of Queeney Thrale, eldest daughter of Henry and Hester Thrale.   Although Bainbridge was nominated five times for the Booker Prize she never won; in 2011 she was posthumously awarded a special honour by the Booker Prize committee.