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Alan Sillitoe was born on March 4, 1928 and grew up in the slums of the industrial city of Nottingham. He began to write while in the Royal Air Force, stationed in Malaya. He is best known for Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958), which won the Author's Club Prize for the best British novel of 1958 and The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner (1959), which won Britain's Hawthornden Prize for 1960. Both books were adapted into films in 1960 and 1962 respectively. His other works include The Death of William Posters (1965), Tree on Fire (1967), Travels in Nihilon (1971), and Raw Material (1972). He died on April 25, 2010 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 988 copies, 14 reviews
The Ragman's Daughter 66 copies, 1 review
Out of the Whirlpool 64 copies, 1 review
A Start in Life 58 copies, 1 review
The Death of William Posters 53 copies, 3 reviews
Travels in Nihilon 50 copies, 2 reviews
The Storyteller 49 copies
Raw Material 46 copies, 2 reviews
Key to the Door 46 copies, 1 review
The General 44 copies, 2 reviews
Guzman, Go Home 36 copies, 1 review
A tree on fire 32 copies, 1 review
Birthday 31 copies
Life Without Armour 27 copies, 2 reviews
The Lost Flying Boat 27 copies, 1 review
Her Victory 25 copies
The Open Door 18 copies, 1 review
Collected Stories 17 copies, 1 review
Snowstop 14 copies
Life goes on 14 copies
Moggerhanger 11 copies, 1 review
Last Loves 8 copies
Counterpoint 4 copies
The Rats 3 copies
We: A Novel (Foreword, some editions) 7,635 copies, 203 reviews
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Introduction, some editions) 1,473 copies, 40 reviews
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (Contributor) 394 copies, 3 reviews
Riceyman Steps (Introduction, some editions) 231 copies, 3 reviews
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (Contributor) 179 copies, 3 reviews
Great Modern European Short Stories (Contributor) 107 copies, 1 review
Point of Departure (Contributor) 42 copies, 1 review
The Lake of the Bees / A Quiet Musician (Foreword, some editions) 30 copies
Studies in Fiction (Contributor) 22 copies, 1 review
Personal Choice (Contributor) 2 copies
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