Barbara Trapido

Barbara Trapido

Barbara Trapido, born 1941, is a British novelist. Born in Cape Town and growing up in Durban she studied at the University of Natal gaining a BA in 1963 before emigrating to London. After many years teaching she became a full time writer in 1970. [ [ Barbara Trapido ] ]

Trapido has published six novels, three of which have been nominated for the Whitbread Prize. Her semi-autobiographical "Frankie & Stankie", one of those shortlisted, which deals with growing up white under apartheid, gained a great deal of critical attention, most of it favourable. It was also longlisted for the Booker prize.

At a literary event in Abingdon in March 2008, Barbara read extracts from an as yet unpublished 7th novel. [ [ mostly books blog: Abingdon Arts Festival 2008 - First Events ] ]

Barbara Trapido lives with her family in Oxford and some of her books have Oxford connections.


*"Brother of the More Famous Jack" (1982)
*"Noah's Ark" (1984)
*"Temples of Delight" (1990)
*"Juggling" (1994)
*"The Travelling Hornplayer" (1998)
*"Frankie & Stankie" (2003)


* [,6121,925275,00.html Frankie & Stankie] , Observer newspaper
* [ Frankie & Stankie] , Telegraph newspaper

External links

* [ Barbara Trapido: Biography and critical perspective] from the British Council.
* [,6000,1221967,00.html "The awkward squad"] . Trapido writes about the process of creating a novel in "The Guardian" newspaper.


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