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Nina Bawden

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I am not a victim. I am an angry survivor.

— Nina Bawden

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All writers are liars. They twist events to suit themselves. They make use of their own tragedies to make a better story... They are terrible people.

— Nina Bawden

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Children often have a much stronger concept of morality than adults.

— Nina Bawden

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I dislike the word 'victim.' I dislike being told that I 'lost' my husband - as if I had idly abandoned you by the side of the railway track like an unwanted pair of old shoes.

— Nina Bawden

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I like stirring the pot - I think it's part of my duty, to shake people up a bit - make them look at things in a different way.

— Nina Bawden

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I like writing for children. It seems to me that most people underestimate their understanding and the strength of their feelings and in my books for them I try to put this right.

— Nina Bawden

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I met Richard Burton, an RAF cadet on a two-term course. I would have flirted more enthusiastically if it had not been for the horrid boils on the back of his neck.

— Nina Bawden

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I wanted to be a war reporter - scrabbling around, exposing things. I didn't want to go to university, I wanted to get a job, but Auntie Beryl said I should go to Oxford.

— Nina Bawden

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I would hate to live in the country, unless I was living on a farm.

— Nina Bawden

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I've never found it made the slightest difference being a woman - though there is a sort of feeling that as you get older you're not so interesting.

— Nina Bawden

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About Nina Bawden

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Other awards runners up
1987 Shortlisted for the Booker Prize – Circles of Deceit
1995 Shortlisted for the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Book Award – The Real Plato Jones
1996 Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal – Granny the Pag

List of works

See also

List of winners and shortlisted authors of the Booker Prize for Fiction

Notes. In 2002 Bawden was badly injured in the Potters Bar rail crash in which her husband Austen Kark was killed. Her mother was a teacher and her father a member of the Royal Marines.

She is one of a select group to have both served as a Booker judge and made the shortlist as an author. Nina Bawden CBE FRSL JP (19 January 1925 – 22 August 2012) was a British novelist and children's writer. She was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1987 and the Lost Man Booker Prize in 2010.

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