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Philip Michael Hensher (born 20 February 1965) is an English novelist, critic and journalist.
Total Books: 43
Hensher was born in South London, although he spent the majority of his childhood and adolescence in Sheffield, attending Tapton School. He did his undergraduate degree at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford before attending Cambridge, where he was awarded a PhD for work on 18th century painting and satire. Early in his career he worked as a clerk in the House of Commons. He has published a number of successful novels, is a regular contributor to Granta, and he is a columnist and book reviewer for newspapers such as The Guardian and The Independent.
Since 2005 he has taught creative writing at the University of Exeter. He has edited new editions of numerous classic works of English Literature, such as those by Charles Dickens and Nancy Mitford, and has served as a judge for the Booker Prize.
In 2006, Philip Hensher was listed as one of the 100 most influential LGBT people in Britain.
In 2008, Hensher's semi-autobiographical novel The Northern Clemency was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.