1928 -Born on the 16th of July in London, England.
1980 – She began writing fiction, producing approximately one book a year of elegantly restrained prose.
1959-1964 – She was an instructor at the University of Reading, Lecturer in Art History at Courtauld,
1967-1968 – First woman to achieve the prestigious title of Slade Professor at Cambridge University.
1968 – Brookner wrote several scholarly books including Watteau.
1971 – The Genius of the Future: Studies in French Art Criticism.
1972 – Greuze: The Rise and Fall of an Eighteenth Century Phenomenon.
1980 – Jacques-Louis David.
1981 – Brookner to write her first novel, A Start in Life.
1987 – During an interview for The Paris Review.