It is the character and the narrative lines that always intrigue the readers after reading the fictions of Linda Grant. The writer somehow conveys the different layers of human emotion from isolating herself and finding the depths of her writing content that has always surprised her catered audience as she has never fallen short of words.
Linda Grant is a Journalist who is also a writing exception by her interest. From Non-Fiction to Fiction, there are many worth reading novels published by the lady. The Dark Circle of the Virago Press is the recent edition of a book written by the lady in the year 2016.
Selling the Millennium: A Political History of the Sexual Revolution was the first nonfiction book published by the writer back in 1993. Since then, there has never been a single glance that has made Linda look backward in the profession of word compositions.
Linda Grant photographed by Eamonn McCabe. (Photo Credit: The Guardian)
Awards and Recognition
With more than half dozen of prestigious honors and felicitation, Linda has always been appreciated for her writing skills. Linda hit the bull’s eye after her debut novel The Cast Iron Shore got all the appreciation, and she won the David Higham Prize for fiction as one of the best stories of the year.
Some of her other awards and recognition include Man Booker Prize for her 2008 novel, The Clothes on Their Backs and her appointment as a fellow member of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL) in the year 2014.
Married Life: Behind the Curtains
When your professional career graph is such an astounding one, then the people's interest will surely be in your personal life. Contradictory to the fact, Linda has always tight guarded her own life and does not want to get the unnecessary attention that mainly includes her husband and children.
Despite the fact that the marriage life is still under the reach of the public, she is living with her husband, Ron who is a former science professor. Linda is the mother of two daughters and the stepmother of four other children from the past relation that her husband shared with some mystery woman.
But due to the secrecy that has been maintaining until today, no single piece of information on their married life has come out.
Linda is the oldest child in the family, but no any supplementary information reveals the number of her other siblings. Her father, Benny Ginsberg was a businessman who made and sold hairdressing products for the living of the family while her mother, Rose Haft was a Housewife.
Both the parents had immigrant backgrounds; Benny’s family was Polish-Jewish, and Rose’s family was of Russian ancestry.
Her Short Bio
The 67-year-old English Novelist was born on 15 February 1951 in Liverpool, England as per wiki. Linda completed her schooling at The Belvedere School and went to University of York to study English in 1972.
She then completed Masters of Arts degree in English from McMaster University in Canada.