Jeanette Winterson entry: Overview screen.
27 August 1959
JW was born in Manchester
; she was given up for adoption.
21 March 1985
JW published her first novel, a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story of a young lesbian, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
After April 1985
JW's Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
won both the Publishing for People Award and the Whitbread Award for best first novel from the Booksellers Association of Great Britain and Ireland.
The television adaptation of JW's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
, was transmitted in three episodes on BBC Television
; the script was published the same year.