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A Week in Literary History

July 1st, 2002

Scottish novelist Candia McWilliam (A Case of Knives, 1988) is born in 1955 in Edinburgh.

Candia McWilliam, b. July 1, 1955

McWilliam attracted attention with her first three short novels, all of them sharply told, but then she succumbed to alcoholism and, later, blindness. She recovered from the first and the second was corrected by surgery in 2009; she has since written a well-reviewed memoir.

Suggested Reading Novels A Case of Knives, 1988. A Little Stranger, 1989. Debatable Land, 1994. Stories Wait Till I Tell You, 1997. Memoir What to Look for in Winter: A Memoir in Blindness, 2010.

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