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Barry Unsworth (born 8 August 1930) is a British novelist who is known for novels with historical themes. He has published 15 novels, and has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times, winning once for the 1992 novel Sacred Hunger.

Unsworth was born in Wingate, a mining village in County Durham, England. He graduated from the University of Manchester in 1951, and lived in France for a year teaching English. He also traveled extensively in Greece and Turkey during the 1960s, lecturing at the University of Athens and the University of Istanbul. In 1999 he was a visiting professor at the University of Iowa's renowned Iowa Writers' Workshop. In 2004 he taught literature and creative writing classes at Kenyon College in Ohio. He currently lives in Umbria, Italy.

His first novel, The Partnership, was published in 1966. Pascali's Island (1980), the first of his novels to be shortlisted for the Booker Prize, is set on an unnamed Aegean island during the last years of the Ottoman Empire. The novel was later adapted as a film by James Dearden, starring Charles Dance, Helen Mirren, and Ben Kingsley as the title character. Morality Play, shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1995, is a murder mystery set in 14th-century England, and was adapted as a film, called The Reckoning, starring Paul Bettany and Willem Dafoe.

Sacred Hunger (1992) centers on the Atlantic slave trade that moves from Liverpool to West Africa, Florida and the West Indies. It was joint winner of the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1992, along with Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient.

Other novels include Mooncranker's Gift (1973) (winner of the Heinemann Award), Stone Virgin (1985), and Losing Nelson (1999).

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Total Books: 106
Sacred Hunger
2017 - Sacred Hunger (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780525434115
ISBN-10: 0525434119
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Losing Nelson
2012 - Losing Nelson (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099558538
ISBN-10: 009955853X

The Quality of Mercy
2012 - The Quality of Mercy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780307948045
ISBN-10: 0307948048
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

The Quality of Mercy A Novel
2012 - The Quality of Mercy a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780385534772
ISBN-10: 0385534779
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Quality of Mercy
2011 - Quality of Mercy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780091937133
ISBN-10: 0091937132
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Land of Marvels A Novel
2010 - Land of Marvels a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393335521
ISBN-10: 0393335526
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

Land of Marvels
2009 - Land of Marvels (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780091926182
ISBN-10: 0091926181
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Ruby in Her Navel
2007 - The Ruby in Her Navel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393330823
ISBN-10: 0393330826
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

2007 - Crete [Literary Travel] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780792255581
ISBN-10: 0792255585
Genres: History, Travel

The Ruby in Her Navel  A Novel of Love and Intrigue in the 12th Century
2006 - The Ruby in Her Navel a Novel of Love and Intrigue in the 12th Century (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385509633
ISBN-10: 0385509634
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

The Ruby in Her Navel
2006 - The Ruby in Her Navel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780241142202
ISBN-10: 0241142202
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Wo Zeus das Licht der Welt erblickte
2005 - Wo Zeus Das Licht Der Welt Erblickte (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783894054823
ISBN-10: 3894054824

The Songs of the Kings
2004 - The Songs of the Kings (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780393322835
ISBN-10: 0393322831
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

La Folie Nelson
2002 - La Folie Nelson (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782714438768
ISBN-10: 2714438768

Die Masken der Wahrheit
2002 - Die Masken Der Wahrheit (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783404149445
ISBN-10: 3404149440

Horatios Schatten
2002 - Horatios Schatten (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783442545100
ISBN-10: 3442545102

The Greeks Have a Word for It
2002 - The Greeks Have a Word for It (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393321487
ISBN-10: 0393321487
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Big Day
2002 - The Big Day (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393321494
ISBN-10: 0393321495
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Partnership
2001 - The Partnership (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393321470
ISBN-10: 0393321479
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Le Ngre du paradis
2001 - Le Ngre Du Paradis (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782714438362
ISBN-10: 2714438369
Genre: Romance

Ein Haus in Umbrien
2001 - Ein Haus in Umbrien (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783404920686
ISBN-10: 3404920686

1999 - Morality Play Mit Materialien [Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)
1997 - The Hide [Norton Paperback Fiction] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1995 - The Rage of the Vulture [Norton Paperback Fiction] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
La Pierre VIerge [French Edition] (Paperback)