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Penelope Lively (born March 17, 1933) is a prolific, popular and critically acclaimed author of fiction for both children and adults. She has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize, winning once for Moon Tiger in 1987. March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in leap years). ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Man Booker Prize, or simply the Man Booker, is one of the worlds most important literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in... Moon Tiger is an exceptional novel spanning the time pre, during and post World War One. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Born in Cairo in 1933, she spent her early childhood in Egypt, before being sent to boarding school in England at the age of twelve. She read Modern History at St Anne's College, Oxford, and settled in England. Nickname: Al Qahirah (The Triumphant City) Cairos location in Egypt Coordinates: Governor Dr. Abdul Azim Wazir Area    - City 210 km²  - Metro 1,492 km² Population (2005)  - City 7,438,376  - Density 35,420/km²  - Urban 10,834,495  - Metro 15,200,000 Time zone EET (UTC+2)  - Summer (DST... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... St Annes College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ...


She first achieved success with her children's fiction. Her first book, Astercote, was published in 1970. Since then, she has published many other books for children, achieving particular recognition with The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (1973) for which she received the Carnegie Medal and with A Stitch in Time (1976) which won her the Whitbread Award for best children's book. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The Ghost of Thomas Kempe is a novel for children by Penelope Lively published in 1973. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The Carnegie Medal in Literature was established in the UK in 1936 in honour of Andrew Carnegie. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... The Whitbread Book Awards are among the United Kingdoms most prestigious literary awards. ...


Her first novel for adults, The Road to Lichfield, was published in 1977 and made the shortlist for the Booker Prize. She repeated this feat in 1984 with According to Mark, and eventually won the prize in 1987 with Moon Tiger. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Man Booker Prize, or simply the Man Booker, is one of the worlds most important literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Moon Tiger is an exceptional novel spanning the time pre, during and post World War One. ...


In addition to writing novels and short stories, she has also written radio and television scripts, presented a radio programme and contributed reviews and articles to various newspapers and journals, She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was awarded the OBE in 1989 and the CBE in 2001. The Royal Society of Literature is the senior literary organisation in Britain. External link The Royal Society of Literature Categories: Literature stubs | Literature of the United Kingdom ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire (Military division) The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire (Military division) The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Bibliography

Fiction for Children

1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Ghost of Thomas Kempe is a novel for children by Penelope Lively published in 1973. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The Carnegie Medal in Literature was established in the UK in 1936 in honour of Andrew Carnegie. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... The Whitbread Book Awards are among the United Kingdoms most prestigious literary awards. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... The Voyage of QV66 is a childrens novel by Penelope Lively. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Fiction for Adults

For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Man Booker Prize, or simply the Man Booker, is one of the worlds most important literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... The Arts Council of Great Britain was a Quango dedicated to the promotion of the fine arts in Britain. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Man Booker Prize, or simply the Man Booker, is one of the worlds most important literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Moon Tiger is an exceptional novel spanning the time pre, during and post World War One. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Man Booker Prize, or simply the Man Booker, is one of the worlds most important literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in... The Whitbread Book Awards are among the United Kingdoms most prestigious literary awards. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Non-fiction

  • The Presence of the Past: An introduction to landscape history (1976)
  • Oleander, Jacaranda: a Childhood Perceived (1994)
  • A House Unlocked (2001)

1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Penelope Lively's official website
  • 1988 audio interview with Penelope Lively by Don Swaim of CBS Radio
  • Penelope Lively at www.contemporarywriters.com




  Results from FactBites:
 
The Austin Chronicle Books: Penelope Lively's Unfortunate Englishness (677 words)
Earlier that day, Lively had her hands all over her Egyptian origins when she was led through the area in the HRC building that is off-limits to scholars and visitors and shuffled through the sturdy boxes that house her writing notebooks, correspondence, and manuscripts.
Lively didn't start publishing until she was well into her 30s, but when she was 7, she penned her first written work, "a solemn little piece," she confessed, as she fingered a small, brittle notebook.
Lively, who is on the board of the British Library, was clearly disappointed, though she had said earlier that she is "never happier than when in an archive." John Kirkpatrick, who is the HRC's senior curator of British manuscripts, offered to give her a tour through the archives.
Penelope Lively (1492 words)
Penelope Lively describes aspects of her childhood, discusses the philosophy behind these 'frozen moments' as she calls the incidents she recollects and gives a thorough portrayal of Egypt in the nineteen thirties and forties.
Lively made me laugh out loud when she describes the 'fl hole' in the middle of Lucy's chest and the 'seaweed growing out of the odd arrangement at the base of her fathers torso'.
Lively believes that her mother thought that the task of caring for her was 'unthinkable'.
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