Fay Weldon

Internationally acclaimed as a novelist, playwright and essayist, FW is a prolific writer whose work ranges over many genres and media, and in 2017 amounted to thirty-four novels, seven short-story volumes, three books for children, and six non-fictional works.
Armitstead, Claire. “Fay Weldon: ’Feminism was a success, but then you lose a generation’”. theguardian.com.
Her fiction is translated into over a dozen languages. She has written numerous television and radio dramas, stage plays, non-fictional articles and studies, autobiography and experimental or mock autobiography. She has never, she says, written poetry.
Colour photo of Fay Weldon standing in a library at an event during the Oxford Literary Festival, 3 April 2011. She wears a grey top and a            colourful patterened scarf.
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Milestones

22 September 1931
Franklin Birkinshaw (later FW ) was born at 5:30 p.m. in a nursing home at Alvechurch in Worcestershire, the second of two daughters.
Faulks, Lana. Fay Weldon. Twayne, 1998.
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Kester-Shelton, Pamela, editor. Feminist Writers. St James Press, 1996.
506
Weldon, Fay. Auto da Fay. Flamingo, 2002.
11
Halio, Jay L., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 14. Gale Research, 1983.
14: 750
August 1983
FW centred what became her best known novel, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, on an abandoned wife who obtains revenge.
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.
Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series. Gale Research, 1981.
63: 443
1986
FW 's novel The Life and Loves of a She-Devil was made into a successful television play.
Parker, Peter, editor. A Reader’s Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers. Oxford University Press, 1996.
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2000
FW 's The Bulgari Connection, a novel commissioned by Bulgari , an Italian firm of jewellers, was originally published as a special gift edition by BVLGARI, Italy.
OCLC WorldCat.

Biography

Birth and Background

22 September 1931
Franklin Birkinshaw (later FW ) was born at 5:30 p.m. in a nursing home at Alvechurch in Worcestershire, the second of two daughters.
Faulks, Lana. Fay Weldon. Twayne, 1998.
xi
Kester-Shelton, Pamela, editor. Feminist Writers. St James Press, 1996.
506
Weldon, Fay. Auto da Fay. Flamingo, 2002.
11
Halio, Jay L., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 14. Gale Research, 1983.
14: 750