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.

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit @Wintersonworld

Mary, he went in to help himself. This is an all you can Tweet buffet

i never thought I would say this about the current batch of Tory narcissists, (Johnson, Gove, Javid), replicants (Hunt) and daleks, (Raab), but Rory Stewart seems to be a human being, with principles&kindness. That is enough to rule him out for the rank n file Brex-is-IT zombies

There are so many reasons why Michael Gove should not be PM but taking cocaine is not one of them. Wrecking the school system, scrapping drama, art, music for many poor kids. Lying about Brexit. And now he’s playing the adoption card. Yuk

Delighted to see my new book Frankisstein : a love story, at number 6 in the bestseller list today

My Dad was in the D Day landings. Corporal Jack Winterson. He had no bullets because they had too little ammunition. He killed 6 men with his bayonet. This month he would be 100. Waving at you, Dad x

There is no point sending your children to Eton because education is in your genes, says geneticist via @telegraphnews THIS IS SO STUPID! CALVINISM FOR ATHEISTS. Genes can be switched on and off and environment matters hugely - in the real world!

Artemisia Gentileschi’s great work is more at home in a GP’s surgery than a gallery | Jonathan Jones READ THIS GREAT PIECE. WORTH 5 MINS OF A BUSY DAY

Here is my new novel coming in May!

British Priminister: Stop Donald Trump Visiting UK - Sign the Petition! via @UKChange

Now I read that John Caudwell founder of Phones4U who supports a no deal Brexit is calling proposed higher taxation under Corbyn ‘rape’. Maybe he should put a bit of his billions into a real Rape Crisis Centre, jnstead of crying victim from his Mayfair townhouse & superyacht

Just read on the same news page that Trump wants to veto UN resolution that rape counts as a war crime. And Theresa May has invited him for a State visit in June . We must not let the Right ru(i)n the world

Michael Gove is a mendacious self-serving twerp. Which probably means he will become Prime Minister - unless Boris thugs him off

Waiting for a plane. 62 men and 11 women in the lounge. That’s about equal right? Lol meanwhile that pipsqueak Michael Gove frontrunner for UKPM? We’d be better off with a cartoon. No wait, he is a cartoon. Have a good weekend everyone x

Just counting the academic staff at my old college St Catherine’s Oxford, and even though I didn’t study Maths I can see that 44 men and less than 20 women isn’t where we should be in 2019. Happy International Women’s Day Oxford!

International Women's Day. Not for Crystal Mason

Now the pugnacious little know nothing US Ambassador Woody Johnson tells the U.K. that our animal welfare standards are just a marketing campaign. If you voted Leave you voted for chlorinated chicken and hormone fed beef. And unmeasured misery for animals . Feel good?

The safe steady lunatic fringe puppet in a blue zip-up fleece (AKA our Prime Minister) is delaying Brexit vote again! Meanwhile, 2D Tory Tintin (AKA Michael Grove) warns of 'Real Damage' to the UK if we have a referendum on the 'deal'. What is 2DTT's definition of REAL DAMAGE???