Posted on 19/07/2012
Jane Gardam OBE
BA English, 1949 Bedford College; Honorary Doctorate, 2010
A distinguished and prolific novelist, Jane has been nominated for the Booker Prize and is the only writer to win two Whitbread Prizes (now Costa Book Award): for The Queen of the Tambourines (Whitebread Novel Award) and for The Hollow Land (Whitbread Children's Book Award). She also won the 1984 Katherine Mansfield Award for The Pangs of Love, the 1989 Prix Baudelaire for God on the Rocks and the 1995 PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award for Going into a Dark House. Her very popular novel Old Filth was shortlisted for the 2005 Orange prize and her novel Last Friends was shortlisted for the 2014 Folio Prize. Her books have been televised and serialised on the radio.