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Maggie Hemingway (17 March 1946 – 9 May 1993) was a British novelist. She was born in Orford, Suffolk and named Margaret Joan Hemingway; but when she was three years old her family moved to New Zealand, where she spent her childhood. Returning to England in her teens, she read French and English at Edinburgh University and graduated MA in 1967.

Shortly after leaving university she married Michael Dias, with whom she had two daughters. The marriage broke up in the late 1970s and she moved to London. There she worked in publishing, eventually becoming Rights Manager for J.M.Dent. She had been writing poetry and prose from her youth, and in 1986 published her first novel, The Bridge, which won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize (presented for the best regional novel of the year). This story about an artist's conflict between his life and his art was made into a film in 1992.

Her following three novels all received much critical acclaim. Victoria Glendenning wrote of her second novel, Stop House Blues (1988), that "it has a classic quality which will ensure its survival". Her third, The Postman's House (1991), was based on her own experiences of Czechoslovakiabefore the Velvet Revolution. Eyes, her final novel (1993), is also her most experimental, combining four stories of murder into a single span and reaching a chilling conclusion. Upon its release, critics commented particularly on her descriptive powers, with the Daily Telegraph insisting that "Landscape is her forte. You can feel her weather, smell the menace in her earth."

From 1983 until her death, Maggie Hemingway's partner was the composer David Matthews, with whom she collaborated on three vocal works:

  • 'Cantiga', op.45, for soprano and orchestra (1988);
  • 'From Coastal Stations', op.53, for medium voice and piano (1990-91);
  • 'Pride', for soprano, alto, tenor and string quartet (1993).
In her early 40s, Maggie Hemingway was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia. She died in London on 9 May 1993. David Matthews composed his 'Piano Trio No. 2', op. 61 (1993-94) in her memory.

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Total Books: 12
Eyes
1994 - Eyes (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340599136
ISBN-10: 0340599138
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Eyes
1993 - Eyes (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781856193276
ISBN-10: 1856193276
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Postmens House
1992 - Postmens House (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340571187
ISBN-10: 0340571187
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The Postmen's House
1992 - The Postmen's House (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781856190091
ISBN-10: 1856190099
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Bridge
1991 - The Bridge (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340565339
ISBN-10: 0340565330
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The Bridge
1988 - The Bridge [Lythway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780745106960
ISBN-10: 074510696X
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The Bridge
1988 - The Bridge [Nightingale Large Print Series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780816143863
ISBN-10: 0816143862
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Bridge
1987 - The Bridge (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780330297158
ISBN-10: 0330297155
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The Bridge
1987 - The Bridge (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780689118494
ISBN-10: 068911849X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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THE BRIDGE
1986 - The Bridge (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780224028325
ISBN-10: 0224028324
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Stop House Blues
Stop House Blues (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140108361
ISBN-10: 014010836X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Stop House Blues
Stop House Blues (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780241122662
ISBN-10: 024112266X
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