Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson


Jeanette Winterson 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 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 was made an officer of Order of the British Empire (OBE) at the 2006 New Year Honours.


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Still together. Nero and Silver this afternoon in the kitchen . If only we could all be so content with each other

An old lady at sundown in the garden

Labour urges Tory MPs to admit Keir Starmer video was doctored Nasty Nadine Dorris at it again. The Tory far right are revolting. But they need something, anything , to cover over there utter failure in this health crisis.

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Boris blustering today is just the same as his tub thumping Brexit Blah. There is no success. We have the worst death toll in Europe when we could have been a leading voice in uniting an EU response. But we’ve left the EU and Boris got what he wanted; to be PM of Little Britain

Boris just said the virus is the most vicious threat this country has faced in his lifetime . No Boris , that was the utter idiocy of Brexit and now you can hide your economic folly underneath Covid. We should be in Europe managing this together

Well he didn’t catch that on the roof . And he only eats the head so now I will cook the body for Silver and put the furniture bits on the bird table and all the birds will take it for their nests . No waste and he didn’t even leave home to do essential food shopping

Nero still waiting for lockdown to lift .

Does the right wing press want Neil Ferguson muzzled? As for Hancock saying he fully supports any police investigation. Go buy some test kits for the nation & a pair of long trousers for yourself .PS , where exactly does Carrie Boris live? Chequers? South London? Number 10?

So Neil Ferguson with 20 years experience with pathogen outbreaks has to resign because his gf visited him. Nowhere has anybody asked about the fact that we are not living in 1950s nuclear families. We may not live with our partner but they are our family . Our close friend too.

Fucking so called culture secretary yakking about football as a priority. How about bookshops ? How did bookshops & libraries become non essential ? I can see that theatres are tricky but galleries can work . Timed slots have always worked . Life of the imagination, anyone?

The wine box is empty ! Maybe I will go for a walk instead . bTW I get this wine from Vintage Roots who sell org bio and sustainable wines from small producers. And yes this a healthy 12.5 ABV. All good . Except that I have drunk it all

As Donald Trump has now Unfollowed his friend Piers Morgan, for daring to say that injecting Dettol is batshit, maybe our Piers will learn a lesson about right wing demagogues and populism . It is all batshit, Piers, but hey, wasn’t it batshit that got us into this crisis ?

So much for your cat will drop dead ASAP. If you zoom in here is Silver down by my gym and woodshed. Life is not predictable

So Nadine Dorris is channeling Donald Trump and shouting at journalists who ask questions . Seriously ? If Nadine Dorris uploaded her brain into a hamster body that hamster would not know how to work it’s wheel .

Do you think this social distancing is getting a little extreme ?

Still keeping 2 meters apart

Here is Nero self isolating

Just when my freezer is full I get moths! No room to self isolate this scarf for2 weeks. Moths have no consideration

Just heard about the Lockdown Challenge where men will raise money for the NHS by not grooming themselves during the crisis. Only a guy could come up with something so bloody stupid. Women don’t want to live with a smelly yeti . Just DONATE to the NHS , hey dudes?