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Alan Sillitoe

ALAN SILLITOE (1928-2010) was a British novelist, poet, essayist, and playwright known for his honest, humourous and acerbic accounts of working-class life. Sillitoe served for four years in the RAF and lived for six years in France and Spain, before returning to England. His first novel, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning , was published in 1958 and was followed by a collection of short stories The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner , which won the Hawthornden Prize for Literature. With...See more