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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

May 4th, 2002

English novelist Graham Swift (Last Orders, 1996) is born in 1949 in London.

swiftgrahamphoto*Graham Swift, b. May 4, 1949

Swift first attracted attention with his second novel, Shuttlecock, in 1981, and he later won the coveted Booker with Last Orders (1996), a lovely book since made into a very good film. Swift is one of few British writers to have been influenced by magic realism and surrealism.

Suggested Reading Novels Shuttlecock, 1981. Waterland, 1983. Out of This World, 1988. Ever After, 1992. Last Orders, 1996. The Light of Day, 2003. Tomorrow, 2007. Wish You Were Here, 2011.

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