Alan Hollinghurst Elected Honorary Fellow

21 March 2013

The novelist Alan Hollinghurst has been elected as an Honorary Fellow by the College.

Alan Hollinghurst has had a long and distinguished association with the College. He read English at Magdalen from 1972 to 1979, graduating with a BA in 1975 and an M.Litt. in 1979. During this period he also worked at Magdalen as a Lecturer and was awarded (in 1974) the Newdigate Prize for Poetry.

In 1982 he joined The Times Literary Supplement, where he served as the deputy editor from 1985 to 1990.

His literary prizes include the Somerset Maugham Award for The Swimming-Pool Library(1989), James Tait Black Memorial Prize for The Folding Star (1994), and Man Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty (2004). His most recent work, The Stranger’s Child (2012), was selected by the Sunday Times as its ‘Novel of the Year’.