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Barry Unsworth was born in Wingate, England on August 10, 1930. He received an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Manchester in 1951. He started out writing short stories, but soon switched to novels. His first novel, The Partnership, was published in 1966. He wrote 17 novels during his lifetime including Stone Virgin, Losing Nelson, The Songs of the Kings, Land of Marvels, and The Quality of Mercy. Sacred Hunger won a Booker Prize in 1992. Morality Play and Pascali's Island were both made into feature films. He died from lung cancer on June 5, 2012 at the age of 81. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Sacred Hunger 1,488 copies, 33 reviews
Morality Play 1,254 copies, 40 reviews
Land of Marvels 430 copies, 19 reviews
The Ruby in Her Navel 415 copies, 10 reviews
The Songs of the Kings 392 copies, 13 reviews
Losing Nelson 385 copies, 5 reviews
After Hannibal 329 copies, 4 reviews
Stone virgin 282 copies, 6 reviews
Pascali's Island 229 copies, 6 reviews
The Quality of Mercy 214 copies, 11 reviews
The Rage of the Vulture 156 copies, 3 reviews
The Hide 110 copies, 1 review
Crete 103 copies, 2 reviews
Sugar and Rum 83 copies, 1 review
Mooncranker's Gift 61 copies, 2 reviews
Claudius the God (Introduction, some editions) 3,957 copies, 42 reviews
Granta 64: Russia the Wild East (Contributor) 155 copies
The Reckoning [2002 film] (Original novel) 12 copies
Pascali's Island [1988 film] (Original novel) 3 copies
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