Writer Beryl Bainbridge Dead at Age 75
July 2, 2010
England (ChattahBox) – Dame Beryl Bainbridge has died in a London hospital early this morning after a struggle with cancer.
The 75-year-old author was best known for her novel “A Very Big Adventure”, later adapted as a film starring Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman.
She had a long and prosperous career, well loved for her dark, winding stories of murder, romance, and the dark intentions of the human soul.
She twice won the Whitbread award, and was nominated five different times for a Booker Prize, including in 1996, for “Every Man for Himself”.
She is especially known for her habit of writing stories based in Liverpool, her home town.
According to ABC, she was put on the list of the 50 Best British Writers Since 1945.