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Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson is an acclaimed author who grew up in Accrington and attended the Accrington & Rossendale College. Her first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, won the 1985 Whitbread Prize for a First Novel, and was adapted for television. In 1987 she won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for The Passion, a novel set in Napoleonic Europe. She has since published numerous further novels, most recently 2012's The Daylight Gate.