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Alan Hollinghurst

writer
Born: 1954
Best Known as: award-winning and controversial British author

Birthplace: Gloucestershire, England

Alan Hollinghurst won the Man Booker Prize for fiction in 2004 for his novel, The Line of Beauty, a decade-long story that depicts change and tragedy during the 1980s. Hollinghurst wrote for the Times Literary Supplement from 1982-1995, and has since produced novels that have won critical acclaim for their elegant, seductive, and dream-like prose that all portray the lives of gay men in an atmosphere of dark opulence and passion.