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Barry Unsworth

Barry Unsworth was born in 1930 and grew up in a mining town in northeast England. Descended from a long line of coal miners, he was the first Unsworth to escape the mines. He attended Manchester University and published his first novel, The Partnership , in 1966. He is the author of seventeen books, including The Ruby in Her Navel , longlisted for the Booker Prize; Pascali's Island and Morality Play , both shortlisted for the Booker; and Sacred Hunger , co-winner of the Booker Prize. He died...See more