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Novelist Jane Gardam was born Jean Mary Pearson in Coatham, North Yorkshire on 11 July 1928. She was educated at Saltburn High School for Girls, and won a scholarship to the University of London where she read English at Bedford College. In 1951 she worked as a Red Cross Travelling Librarian to Hospital Libraries, afterwards taking up editorial posts at Weldon Ladies Journal and the literary weekly Time and Tide.

Her first book for adults, "Black Faces, White Faces," a collection of linked short stories about Jamaica, won both the David Higham Prize for Fiction and the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize. Subsequent collections of short stories include "The Pangs of Love and Other Stories," winner of the Katherine Mansfield Award; "Going into a Dark House," which was awarded the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award; and "Missing the Midnight: Hauntings & Grotesques".

Jane Gardam's first novel for adults, "God on the Rocks," a coming-of-age novel set in the 1930s, was adapted for television in 1992. It won the Prix Baudelaire in 1989 and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction. Her other novels include "The Queen of the Tambourine," a haunting tale about a woman's fascination with a mysterious stranger, which won the Whitbread Novel Award; "Faith Fox," a portrait of England in the 1990s; and "The Flight of the Maidens," set just after the Second World War, which narrates the story of three Yorkshire schoolgirls on the brink of university and adult life. This book was adapted for BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. In 1999 Jane Gardam was awarded the Heywood Hill Literary Prize in recognition of a distinguished literary career.

Her non-fiction includes a book about the Yorkshire of her childhood in "The Iron Coast," published with photographs by Peter Burton and Harland Walshaw.

She also writes for children and young adults. Her novel "Bilgewater," originally written for children, has now been re-classified as adult fiction. She was awarded the Whitbread Children's Book Award for "The Hollow Land" and is the author of "A Few Fair Days," a collection of short stories for children set on a Cumberland farm, and two novels for teenagers, "A Long Way From Verona," which explores a wartime childhood in Yorkshire, and "The Summer After the Funeral," a story about a loss of innocence after the death of a father.

Jane Gardam is a member of PEN and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She is married with three children and divides her time between East Kent and Yorkshire. Her latest books are "The People on Privilege Hill," a collection of short stories, and the novel, "The Man in the Wooden Hat."

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Jane Gardam Biography

Novelist Jane Gardam was born Jean Mary Pearson in Coatham, North Yorkshire on 11 July 1928. She was educated at Saltburn High School for Girls, and won a scholarship to the University of London where she read English at Bedford College. In 1951 she worked as a Red Cross Travelling Librarian to Hospital Libraries, afterwards taking up editorial posts at Weldon Ladies Journal and the literary weekly Time and Tide.

Her first book for adults, "Black Faces, White Faces," a collection of linked short stories about Jamaica, won both the David Higham Prize for Fiction and the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize. Subsequent collections of short stories include "The Pangs of Love and Other Stories," winner of the Katherine Mansfield Award; "Going into a Dark House," which was awarded the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award; and "Missing the Midnight: Hauntings & Grotesques".

Jane Gardam's first novel for adults, "God on the Rocks," a coming-of-age novel set in the 1930s, was adapted for television in 1992. It won the Prix Baudelaire in 1989 and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction. Her other novels include "The Queen of the Tambourine," a haunting tale about a woman's fascination with a mysterious stranger, which won the Whitbread Novel Award; "Faith Fox," a portrait of England in the 1990s; and "The Flight of the Maidens," set just after the Second World War, which narrates the story of three Yorkshire schoolgirls on the brink of university and adult life. This book was adapted for BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. In 1999 Jane Gardam was awarded the Heywood Hill Literary Prize in recognition of a distinguished literary career.

Her non-fiction includes a book about the Yorkshire of her childhood in "The Iron Coast," published with photographs by Peter Burton and Harland Walshaw.

She also writes for children and young adults. Her novel "Bilgewater," originally written for children, has now been re-classified as adult fiction. She was awarded the Whitbread Children's Book Award for "The Hollow Land" and is the author of "A Few Fair Days," a collection of short stories for children set on a Cumberland farm, and two novels for teenagers, "A Long Way From Verona," which explores a wartime childhood in Yorkshire, and "The Summer After the Funeral," a story about a loss of innocence after the death of a father.

Jane Gardam is a member of PEN and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She is married with three children and divides her time between East Kent and Yorkshire. Her latest books are "The People on Privilege Hill," a collection of short stories, and the novel, "The Man in the Wooden Hat."

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  • How to book Jane Gardam?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jane Gardam for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jane Gardam, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jane Gardam or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jane Gardam?

    Booking fees for Jane Gardam, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jane Gardam, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jane Gardam?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jane Gardam for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jane Gardam for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jane Gardam or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jane Gardam or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jane Gardam is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jane Gardam for your event is available upon request. Jane Gardam generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Andrea Wulf, Amy Ellis Nutt, Adam Johnson, Dale Russakoff and Helen MacDonald. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jane Gardam for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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