Sarah Waters

SW made her high-profile literary debut in 1998 with her first lesbian historical novel, Tipping the Velvet (which had been rejected by many publishers before it reached print). Her novels since then have been all historical and nearly all lesbian, but interestingly varied in tone and setting.
Colour photograph of Sarah Waters displayng a copy of her book "The Night Watch", 2006. She leans forward, with short blonde-streaked hair, blue eyes, and a smile, wearing a black shirt and holding a pen.
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Milestones

21 July 1966
SW was born at Neyland in Pembrokeshire, the much younger one of two sisters.
Who’s Who. Adam and Charles Black, 1849.
McCrum, Robert. “What lies beneath”. Guardian.com.uk.
5 February 1998
SW published with Virago her first historical novel, Tipping the Velvet, which incorporates a lesbian love story set amid the music-halls, the sex-trade underworld, and the seedbeds of political activism in 1890s London.
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.

Biography

Birth and Background

21 July 1966
SW was born at Neyland in Pembrokeshire, the much younger one of two sisters.
Who’s Who. Adam and Charles Black, 1849.
McCrum, Robert. “What lies beneath”. Guardian.com.uk.