Lying awake through the night, listening to the soft rain falling outside, Paula looks back
Distilling fifty years, and some of the most intimate issues of existence, into a single suspenseful night, it is a novel as vivid and resonant as it is moving and tender, and unquestionably one of Swift's finest to date.
Graham Swift transforms ordinary lives through extraordinary story-telling
Graham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of many acclaimed novels, two collections of short stories (England and Other Stories, and Learning to Swim and Other Stories) and Making an Elephant, a book of essays, portraits, poetry and reflections on his life in writing. With Waterland he won the Guardian Fiction Prize (1983), and with Last Orders the Booker Prize (1996). Both novels have since been made into films. Graham Swift's work has appeared in over thirty languages.