Graham Swift

Graham Swift is a British author known for his novels, including the Booker Prize-winning 'Last Orders'. His works often explore themes of memory, history, and personal identity.


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  1. 1. Waterland

    "Waterland" is a novel that intertwines the personal history of a history teacher with the social history of the English Fens. The narrative alternates between the past and the present, exploring themes of history, memory, and storytelling. The protagonist's personal story of love, tragedy, and madness is inextricably linked to the history of the Fens, a marshy region in eastern England. The novel also addresses the question of whether history is a cyclical process or a linear one, and how the past influences the present.

    The 1446th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Last Orders

    "Last Orders" tells the story of four friends who gather to fulfill the final wish of their recently deceased friend: to have his ashes scattered in the sea. As they journey from London to Margate, each man reflects on their shared past, revealing secrets, regrets, and the complex dynamics of their long-standing friendship. The narrative explores themes of loyalty, mortality, and the enduring bonds of friendship.

    The 3860th Greatest Book of All Time