Graham Swift


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Graham Colin Swift (born 4 May 1949) is a British author. Born in London, England, he was educated at Dulwich College, London, Queens' College, Cambridge, and later the University of York.

Some of Swift's books have been filmed, including Last Orders, starring Michael Caine and Bob Hoskins and Waterland, starring Jeremy Irons. Last Orders was joint-winner of the 1996 James Tait Black ... more »

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  • You may have your suspicions, your fears, you may even believe there is something, somewhere, terribly, drastically wrong, but because someone else is in charge, because there is a part of the system ...
    Graham Swift (b. 1949), British novelist, short-story writer. Shuttlecock, ch. 4 (1981).
  • I am struck by the way people behave on the Tube. They look at each other beadily and inquisitively, and something goes on in their thoughts which must be equivalent to the way dogs and other animals,...
    Graham Swift (b. 1949), British novelist, short-story writer. Shuttlecock, ch. 3 (1981).
  • ''All nature's creatures join to express nature's purpose. Somewhere in their mounting and mating, rutting and butting is the very secret of nature itself.''
    Graham Swift (b. 1949), British novelist, short-story writer. Shuttlecock, ch. 11 (1981).
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