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Barbara (Louise) Trapido, born 1941 as Barbara Schuddeboom, is a British novelist. Born in Cape Town and growing up in Durban she studied at the University of Natal gaining a BA in 1963 before emigrating to London. After many years teaching she became a full time writer in 1970. Barbara Trapido
Total Books: 49
Trapido has published six novels, three of which have been nominated for the Whitbread Prize. Her semi-autobiographical Frankie & Stankie, one of those shortlisted, which deals with growing up white under apartheid, gained a great deal of critical attention, most of it favourable. It was also longlisted for the Booker prize.
At a literary event in Abingdon in March 2008, Barbara read extracts from an as yet unpublished 7th novel. mostly books blog: Abingdon Arts Festival 2008 - First Events
Barbara Trapido lives with her family in Oxford and some of her books have Oxford connections.