Literature for me was a magnificent destiny for which I was not yet fully prepared.
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|Birth:||16th July, 1928|
Anita Brookner was born in Herne Hill, a suburb of London. She is a Booker award-winning novelist and art historian. In 1949 she received a BA in History from King's College London, and in 1953 a doctorate in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. Brookner has not married, but took care of her parents as they aged. In 1967 she became the first woman to hold the Slade Professorship of Fine Art at Cambridge University. Brookner published her first novel, A Start In Life in 1981, at the age of 53. Since then she has published a novel approximately every year. Brookner's fourth book, Hotel du Lac was awarded the Booker Prize.
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