- Barbara Trapido
Barbara Trapido, born
1941, is a British novelist. Born in Cape Townand growing up in Durbanshe studied at the University of Natalgaining a BA in 1963 before emigrating to London. After many years teaching she became a full time writer in 1970. [ [http://www.contemporarywriters.com/authors/?p=auth02C22M164512627070 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2008, Barbara read extracts from an as yet unpublished 7th novel. [ [http://mostly-books.blogspot.com/2008/03/abingdon-arts-festival-day-1.html mostly books blog: Abingdon Arts Festival 2008 - First Events ] ]
Barbara Trapido lives with her family in
Oxfordand some of her books have Oxford connections.
*"Brother of the More Famous Jack" (1982)
*"Noah's Ark" (1984)
*"Temples of Delight" (1990)
*"The Travelling Hornplayer" (1998)
*"Frankie & Stankie" (2003)
* [http://books.guardian.co.uk/reviews/generalfiction/0,6121,925275,00.html Frankie & Stankie] , Observer newspaper
* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2003/05/04/botra04.xml&sSheet=/arts/2003/05/04/bomain.html Frankie & Stankie] , Telegraph newspaper
* [http://www.contemporarywriters.com/authors/?p=auth02C22M164512627070 Barbara Trapido: Biography and critical perspective] from the
* [http://books.guardian.co.uk/departments/generalfiction/story/0,6000,1221967,00.html "The awkward squad"] . Trapido writes about the process of creating a novel in "
The Guardian" newspaper.
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