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Barry Unsworth

Barry UnsworthAKA Barry Forster Unsworth

Born: 10-Aug-1930
Birthplace: Wingate, Durham, England
Died: 5-Jun-2012
Location of death: Perugia, Italy
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Sacred Hunger

Military service: British Army (Royal Signal Corps, 1951-53, 2nd Lt.)

Father: Michael Unsworth
Mother: Elsie Forster
Brother: Peter
Wife: Valerie Moor (m. 15-May-1959, div. 1991, three daughters)
Daughter: Madeleine Reiss
Daughter: Tania Unsworth
Daughter: Thomasina Unsworth
Wife: Aira (m. 1992, until his death)

    University: University of Manchester (1951)
    Professor: Visiting Professor, Iowa Writers' Workshop, University of Iowa (1999)
    Teacher: Creative Writing, Kenyon College, Ohio (2004)

    Royal Society of Literature
    Man Booker Prize for Fiction 1992 for Sacred Hunger

Author of books:
The Partnership (1966, novel)
The Greeks Have a Word For It (1967, novel)
The Hide (1970, novel)
Mooncranker's Gift (1973, novel)
The Big Day (1976, novel)
Pascali's Island (1980, novel, aka The Idol Hunter)
The Rage of the Vulture (1982, novel)
Stone Virgin (1985, novel)
Sugar and Rum (1988, novel)
Sacred Hunger (1992, novel)
Morality Play (1995, novel)
After Hannibal (1996, novel)
Losing Nelson (1999, novel)
The Songs of the Kings (2002, novel)

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