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A.L. Barker

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Full Name: Audrey Lillian Barker
Born: April 13, 1918
Died: February 21, 2002
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: British


Audrey Lilian Barker FRSL was an English novelist and short story writer. She was born in St Pauls Cray, Kent and brought up in Beckenham. When Barker turned 16 her father sent her to work at a clockmaking firm, as he did not approve of her seeking further education. She worked in the editorial office of Amalgamated Press, as publisher's reader for Cresset Press, and at the BBC as a subeditor. During her lifetime she published ten collections of short stories and eleven novels, one of which - John Brown's Body - was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1970. She was also the winner of the inaugural Somerset Maugham Prize in 1947, with her collection of short stories called Innocents. In 1962 Barker won the Cheltenham literary festival award. Barker was also elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1970. Barker's work often included themes such as love, good vs. evil, youth vs. experience, and explored children as both the catalyst and victims of events. While not commercially successful during her lifetime, her writing has been well regarded by the literary critics and other authors over time.

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