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Alan Hollinghurst

Biography

Alan Hollinghurst was born in 1954 in Stroud, Gloucestershire. His father was a architect and Hollinghurst planned to follow in his father’s footsteps. However, he read English at Magdalen College, Oxford University and then stayed on as a fellow, doing an M. Litt. Supported by John Fuller, also a fellow, he took up writing and it was Fuller’s press that published his first work, a book of poetry. After a brief spell as a lecturer at the University of London, he went to work for the Times Literary Supplement. He started writing novels, particularly with gay themes, and has continued a successful career as a novelist.

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Bibliography

1975 Isherwood is at Santa Monica (poetry)
1982 Confidential Chats with Boys (poetry)
1988 The Swimming Pool Library (novel)
1994 The Folding Star (novel)
1998 The Spell (novel)
2004 The Line of Beauty (novel)
2011 The Stranger’s Child (novel)
2017 The Sparsholt Affair (novel)