Peter Benson (author)
Peter Benson (born 1956) is the author of novels, plays and short stories, and has been described by the London Evening Standard as having "one of the most distinctive voices in modern British fiction". His first novel, The Levels (1987), was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. Benson has a daughter, Ella, with the poet Carol Ann Duffy.
- 1987, The Levels (Constable, Penguin, Alma Books)
- 1989, A Lesser Dependency (Macmillan, Penguin, Alma Books)
- 1990, The Other Occupant (Macmillan, Penguin, Alma Books)
- 1993, Odo's Hanging (Hodder & Stoughton, Alma Books)
- 1994, Riptide (Hodder & Stoughton, Alma Books)
- 1995, A Private Moon (Hodder & Stoughton, Alma Books)
- 1997, The Shape of Clouds (Hodder & Stoughton, Alma Books)
- 2011, Two Cows and a Vanful of Smoke (Alma Books)
- 2012, Isabel's Skin (Alma Books)
- 2017, The South in Winter (Alma Books)
- 2013, The Two Friends with Alessandro Gallenzi (Calder Publications)
- 1987, Jude: Winter's Tales 3 (Constable)
- 1988, Alan: Winter's Tales 4 (Constable)
- 1988, Rajastan, 1987: 20 Under 35 (Picador)
- 1990, Gates of Swimming: Winter's Tales 6 (Constable)
- 2000, Dominion: New Writing 9 (Vintage)
- The Levels - Winner, The Guardian Fiction Prize
- The Levels - Winner, The Author's Club First Novel Award
- The Levels - Winner, The Betty Trask Prize
- The Levels - Shortlisted, The Whitbread Book Award
- The Levels - Shortlisted, The Premio Letterario Chianti
- A Lesser Dependency - Winner, The Encore Award
- The Other Occupant - Winner, The Somerset Maugham Award
- Society of Authors - Awarded, Travelling Scholarship 1994
- Two Cows and a Vanful of Smoke - Selected, Fiction Uncovered 2012
- "Peter Benson – About the Author", Foyles.
- Christian House, "Peter Benson: A trip down Watery Lane", The Independent, 19 August 2012.
- "Ten years late, this lesbian icon is the right poet for the nation", Evening Standard, 1 May 2009.
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