Penelope Fitzgerald (1916 - 2000)

Born: 1916 | Died: 2000 | Grave: Q 091 | Category: Literature

Author. Daughter of Punch editor E V Knox and his first wife Christina Hicks. Studied at Oxford, worked for BBC during WW2 and taught in the 1960s. Published biographies of Edward Burne-Jones (1975),, The Knox brothers (1977), – about her father and three uncles, and five novels. She was shortlisted for the Booker prize for a 1978 book and won it with her 1979 book Offshore.

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