Sarah Waters was born in Wales. She has won a Betty Trask Award, the Somerset Maugham Award and her books have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, Fingersmith and The Night Watch have all been adapted for television.
Her latest novel, The Paying Guests, was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015.
She lives in London.
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