Pat Barker

PB is a contemporary writer of fiction (novels, linked tales, and short stories) who began publishing about women's lives but has made her special subject-matter the working-class culture of northern industrial towns and the experience of fighting men in the twentieth century's two world wars.
Colour photo of Pat Barker signing a copy of her book "Toby's Room". She sits behind a table with a glass of red wine, wearing a black top and silver necklace.
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Milestones

8 May 1943
PB was born in northern England, in the industrial town of Thornaby-on-Tees in Yorkshire.
Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series. Gale Research, 1981.
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1954
PB , aged about eleven, wrote her first novel, which remained unpublished.
Perry, Donna. “Going Home Again: An Interview with Pat Barker”. The Literary Review, pp. 235 - 44.
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May 1982
Virago Press issued PB 's first published work, Union Street, a volume of interwoven short stories which could also be described as a novel.
Barker, Pat. Union Street. Virago, 1997.
prelims
February 1990
PB 's first book, Union Street, was made into a Hollywood film: Stanley and Iris, starring Jane Fonda and Robert DeNiro and set in America (in Boston).
Perry, Donna. “Going Home Again: An Interview with Pat Barker”. The Literary Review, pp. 235 - 44.
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Biography

Birth

8 May 1943
PB was born in northern England, in the industrial town of Thornaby-on-Tees in Yorkshire.
Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series. Gale Research, 1981.
50: 12