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Brookner, Anita

Born: 1928 AD
Currently alive, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Novelists


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.


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