Order of Anita Brookner Books
Anita Brookner (1928-2016) was an English author, best known for her Booker Prize-winning novel Hotel du Lac. Born in London in 1928, Anita Brookner received a B.A. from King’s College, University of London, and a Ph.D in the history of art from the Courtauld Institute. Brookner taught at the University of Reading from 1959 to 1964, and was a Lecturer in Art History at the Courtauld. From 1967 to 1968 she was Slade Professor at Cambridge – the first woman to hold that position.
Anita Brookner made her debut as a published novelist in 1981 with the novel A Start in Life (aka The Debut). Her final novel was Strangers, published in 2009. Below is a list of Anita Brookner’s books in order of when they were first released:
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
Notes: A Start in Life was also titled The Debut. A Family Romance was also published as Dolly. The Next Big Thing was also published as Making Things Better.
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Anita Brookner Synopses: In Look at Me by Anita Brookner, a lonely art historian engulfed in her research seizes the opportunity to share in the joys and pleasures of the lives of a glittering couple, only to find her hopes of companionship and happiness shattered.
Latecomers by Anita Brookner is about a 50-year friendship of two very different German refugees brought over to England as children from Nazi Germany. Their friendship becomes a humourous yet touching model for the ways in which people deal with the tragedy of life.
In the 36-page short story At the Hairdresser’s by Anita Brookner, solitude is to be expected for Elizabeth Warner. She lives in a basement flat near Victoria and leaves the house only to go shopping and to have her hair done – until a chance encounter at the hairdresser’s brings unexpected change.