Jeannette Winterson OBE gave a talk to the School’s English Society in the EM Forster Theatre.
Jeannette’s first novel 'Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit' was published in 1985 when she was only 24; this magic-realism semi-autobiography was rewarded with the Whitbread First Novel award and the story later became a BBC Bafta-winning drama. This launched her career, which was quickly cemented by such highly-praised works as The Passion (1987) and Sexing the Cherry (1989).
Today, Jeanette is one of Britain’s most decorated and critically acclaimed authors; in recent years she has been part of the Shakespeare Re-told series, re-imagining The Winter’s Tale through her own vision: The Gap of Tim’ (2015).
Jeanette is also a two-time winner of the Lambada Literary Award (focused on LGBT issues) and, as well as creating her own work, is a Professor of New Writing at the University of Manchester.
The visit also included a Q&A session for boys and guests.