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English speaking writers


Попросила Линду gillard сказать пару слов о ее любимых писателях, которых я совсем не знаю. Вот ее ответ:

Dorothy Dunnett,
She writes historical fiction set in 16thC Scotland but it's quite literary and lot of readers give up because they find her too complicated. I don't know if she's ever been translated into Russian. 

На русском она есть. Я нашла "Путь Николло" и "Весна Византии"
 
Penelope Fitzgerald,
She writes contemporary fiction, quite short books, beautifully written, quietly humorous. Very English!

Пенелопа - Букеровский лауреат за книгу "Офшор" в 1979 г.
 
Margaret Forster
She writes biography and novels. Her biography of Daphne du Maurier is wonderful - as entertaining as a novel. Her best fiction is the wonderful SHADOW BABY. BRIDE OF LOWTHER FELL is also good.

Есть ее книга "Записки викторианского джентльмена" о Теккерее
 
Georgette Heyer
Regency romance - very light, witty, romantic but not trashy. She's very popular in the English-speaking world and wrote the sort of books you turn to when you're feeling ill and depressed and in need of comfort. If you want to try her, start with THESE OLD SHADES, FREDERICA, VENETIA or THE CORINTHIAN which are some of the best. If you like spooky Gothic stories, try THE RELUCTANT WIDOW 

Джорджет Хейер тоже есть на русском
 
Patrick O’ Brian
Writes historical novels about the British navy in the time of Nelson. They are almost exclusively about ships and sailing but the real interest is the relationship between the 2 central characters Jack, the Captain and his friend Stephen, the ship's doctor who also spies for England.

О нем  здесь
 
Gillian Philip
She's my friend and writes young adult (teen) fiction. Try CROSSING THE LINE, about teenage knife crime (which is a big problem in the UK.)
 
Christopher Priest
Hard to classify! I recommend THE PRESTIGE although it's a very perplexing book. It was made into a terrific film with Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale.

О нем здесь
 
Mary Renault
Historical fiction about the Ancient Greeks, a lot of it about Alexander the Great.

А это все о ней
 
Anne Tyler
Modern American fiction, very easy to read, often funny. I liked A PATCHWORK PLANET.

ее книги
 
Barry Unsworth.
Contemporary literary fiction. My favourite is  LOSING NELSON, about a man who is writing a biography of Nelson. He becomes completely obsessed with his subject and gradually cracks up.

А такой ответ, признаться, меня удивил:

What do you think about Elisabeth Gaskell? I've never read her I'm afraid. I've read all the Brontes, but I've never got around to Elizabeth Gaskell. She's not nearly so popular as the Brontes. 

Почему-то я думала, что Гаскелл в Англии такая же классика, как и Бронте

А вот еще новость о  STAR GAZING

SG has just been shortlisted for another award. This is a Scottish book award and I have to go to an event on Aug 24th at the Edinburgh Book Festival - very exciting! This is the link to the award website http://tinyurl.com/58gnth

Меня не взяли в переводчики!!! Сказали, что пока могут доверить мне только французскую литературу!!!
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