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Fay Weldon

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Fay Weldon

A novelist, playwright and essayist, Fay Weldon is best known for her novels The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, Praxis, and Worst Fears. She received an honorary doctorate from the University of St. Andrews in 1990, and was awarded a CBE from the Queen in 2001. In 2006, Weldon was appointed Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University in West London. She lives in Dorset with her husband, the poet Nick Fox.

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  • Metafiction is often more fun to write than it is to read. Everything on the page is the result of a series of strenuous choices, none inevitable, and reminding the reader just who made these choices (whether conscious or not) can be amusing, aesthetically useful and a great...
    — Oct 28 2013
  • In the extraordinary, funny metafictional novel, Kehua! British author Fay Weldon explores the lives of two sets of characters surrounded by supernatural elements that interrupt and accompany the non-linear narrative. An unnamed writer, obviously a fictional stand in for Fay...
    — Oct 2 2013
  • When Beverley was a young girl in New Zealand, running away from her mother’s murdered body, a flock of Maori spirits came to be her protectors. Unable to return to their home, these spirits, the Kehua, followed Beverley to England, where they remain with her still, almost...
    — Oct 1 2013
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    — Dec 1 2010
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    — Nov 13 2010
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    — Oct 20 2010
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    — Oct 15 2010
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    — Oct 10 2010
  • font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }@font-face { font-family: "Garamond"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } In 1985, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil was...
    — Sep 28 2010
  • For her 29th novel, a long-celebrated British-based writer delivers a combined fictional memoir and prescient alternative history. Herself a writer nearing her 80s, Weldon (The Stepmother’s Diary, 2008, etc.) here introduces an 80-plus-year-old alter-ego sister who never...
    — Aug 15 2010
  • Weldon (Worst Fears) returns in fine, sharp form in this mischievous dystopian tale. By 2013, capitalism has collapsed in Europe, and England has turned to protectionist policies, communal farms, and an intrusive National Unity Government that feeds its citizens National Meat...
    — Aug 9 2010

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