Alan Hollinghurst

Booker-prize winner Alan Hollinghurst’s first novel, The Swimming Pool Library, was hailed by the Guardian as ‘a historic novel and historic début’. It shifted the paradigm for post-war British writing and was a bestseller in both the UK and US. His 2004 masterpiece, The Line of Beauty, remains a definitive artistic statement on Thatcher’s Britain, set against the looming shadow of the AIDs epidemic. Along with four other novels, they constitute one of the most significant contributions to literature in the last 40 years.