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Candia McWilliam is a Scottish writer who has lived for most of her adult life in London. She has published three novels, a volume of short stories, and a memoir. Her writing, family life, and success have suffered from severe alcoholism and from blepharospasm, a condition that rendered her functionally blind for a number of years before a successful experimental surgery alleviated her condition in 2009.
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1 July 1955 CMW was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She shares a birthday with Julius Caesar, for whom her third name is Juliet. Bibliographic Citation link.
5 August 2010 In a volume about her life and experiences, What to Look for in Winter: A Memoir in Blindness, CMW wrote with remarkable frankness about her unusual childhood, her marriages, her alcoholism, and her blepharospasm. Bibliographic Citation link.
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