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Anita Brookner was born in south London in 1928, the daughter of a Polish immigrant family. She trained as an art historian, and worked at the Courtauld Institute of Art until her retirement in 1988. She published her first novel, A Start in Life, in 1981 and her twenty-fourth, Strangers, in 2009. Hotel du Lac won the 1984 Booker Prize. As well as fiction, Anita Brookner has published a number of volumes of art criticism.
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The Debut is the American title of A Start in Life. Julia et Moi is the French title of Brief Lives. Dolly is the American title of A Family Romance. Making Things Better is the American title of The Next Big Thing.

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