Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson


Jeanette Winterson CBE was born in Manchester and raised in Lancashire, by adoptive parents. She was raised in the Elim Pentecostal Church and, intending to become a Pentecostal Christian Missionary she began evangelising and writing sermons at age six. By age 16 Winterson left home. She soon after read for a degree in English at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.

After moving to London, her first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published when she was 24 years old. It won the 1985 Whitbread Black for a First Novel, and was adapted  by Winterson in 1990, which in turn won the BAFTA Award for Best Drama. She won the 1987 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for The Passion.

Winterson’s subsequent novels explore the boundaries of physicality and the imagination, gender polarities, and sexual identities, and have won several literary awards. Her most recent novel, Frankissstein: A Love Story was longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize.

Her stage adaptation of The PowerBook in 2002 opened at the Royal National Theatre, London. She also bought a house in Spitalfields  east London, which she refurbished into a flat as a pied-a-terre and a ground-floor shop, Verde’s, to sell organic food.

Jeanette also writes for many prominent publications including the Guardian, Times, Daily Mail, Observer, New York Times, and Harpers Bazaar, and has featured on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

Winterson holds an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

She is Professor of New Writing at the University of Manchester. She believes that art is for everyone and it is her mission to prove it.

12 Bytes: How We Got Here. Where We Might Go Next is her latest book.



The Passion @Wintersonworld

Rishi Sunak looks good and he’s personable . But it’s the same old Brexshit that has wrecked the economy . The Brexit Cult has had enough time to prove their Little Britain god delivers the goods. No sign . Can we stop worshipping this idol please?

Had a wonderful time in Singapore at the 25th Singapore Writers Festival.

Been reading Allistair Heath in the Telegraph who tells us the reason Tories have made such a mess of things over the last 12 years is the fault of everyone who isn’t Tory holding things back. EU, leftists, lawyers, civil servants. When will this deluded mob go to the polls?

According to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 22% of British people live in relative poverty. That’s nearly 15million. The Tories like poverty for the masses; it keeps people miserable and mean. It allows cuts to arts&culture where ‘lefty’ types lurk,it leaves the rich untouched .

Glad that Bolsonaro is out . Wondering why, when the right win power, elections are free and fair and when they lose, it’s rigged and stolen

The Tories are ghoulish . Michael ‘Mr Brexit’Gove is too often miscast as a voice of reason. Today he calls Suella Braverman a ‘first-rate front-rank politician’. For those desperate to escape the Tory Little Shop of Horrors, she’s the nightmare that lasts long past Halloween

Sunak’s job now is not about securing a Tory win, but merely avoiding an electoral disaster.
Thoughtful piece and nothing much to do with the headline . Worth a read if you are on the Left of life

🚨|BREAKING: Larry the Cat glues himself to the floor in protest to Rishi Sunak

Depressed about Braverman as Home Secretary, because she’s a sadist.Depressed about Raab as Justice Secretary who thinks he’s Action Man in a suit, and that Action, any Action, however random and stupid, is a substitute for thought. Any Coffey? Environment? Pass the chocolate

NOON - Sunak: "This government will have every level"

4.15pm.....brings back Suella Braverman, sacked as home sec for breaching the ministerial code....SIX DAYS AGO

Why must Jeremy Hunt always look like the cream that’s got the cat?

I am so happy ! Jacob Rees Mogg has gone back to Nanny .

Tory membership is moaning that they got no say in choosing the PM. Imagine what it feels like to be the rest of the U.K.! Tories had their say with Boris, then Liz Truss. And Brexit. They have wrecked the British economy. Now the country needs to vote .

Today’s prophecy from Nadine Cassandra Dorries is; ‘all hell will break loose’. This refers to Rishi becoming PM. So, shorting the £, tanking Sterling, forcing the BOE to prop up pension funds, mortgages through the roof, inflation at 10%, isn’t hell if you’re a Tory, eh Nadine ?

Jake Berry , Chair of the Tory Party, says that Tory membership must have a say in deciding next PM or ‘it’s not democracy ‘. Does this dude realise what he has said ? 160k members is NOT democracy . A general election is democracy FFS

‘Having a winner in place is what the party needs to survive.’ That’s today’s wisdom from Nadine Dorries. How about policies ? What about competence ? What about sound government ? How about a general election ?

flatmate has just asked me whether i think the lettuce voted leaf or romaine in the brexit referendum and im frankly furious at how funny i found it

Jeremy Hunt has told people to grow up and get over the fact that his last name rhymes with what he calls ‘a rather unpleasant word.’ I am happy with my cunt . Nothing unpleasant about it at all. I am not happy with Jeremy Runt or is it Stunt, taking over the U.K. with no mandate

Therese Coffey doesn’t want the NHS to crack down on smoking or obesity . She is a smoker . She is obese . The Tories think this person is suitable to be our Secretary of State for Health.

How is it that the man who came 8th out of 8 in the leadership contest is now running the U.K. ? Did you vote for Jeremy Hunt? No. And yet this man is deciding the finances of the U.K. This is not democracy . This is a coup . In Britain.