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Ann Quin was born in Brighton in 1936. Her early interest was in the theatre but she soon gave that up to focus on writing. She wrote two books before Berg was published. Its success allowed her to travel and she visited the United States. She developed a more experimental style of writing for her subsequent novels. Her last two books were based on her travels to Europe and the United States. She had a breakdown after her fourth novel and was hospitalised for a month, unable to speak. She seemed to recover and passed the entrance exams for the University of East Anglia and started work on her fifth novel. However, she drowned herself in 1973, before starting her studies

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1964 Berg
1966 Three
1969 Passages
1972 Tripticks
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