Pat Barker own the 1996 Booker Prize for Fiction for "The Ghost Road".
Pat Barker was born in Yorkshire and began her literary career in
her forties, when she took a short writing course taught by Angela
Carter. Encouraged by Carter to continue writing, she sent her
fiction out. Thirty-five years later, she has published sixteen
novels, including her masterful Regeneration Trilogy, been made a
CBE for services to literature, and won the UK's highest literary
honour, the Booker Prize.
Her last novel, The Silence of the Girls, began the story of Briseis, the forgotten woman at the heart of one of the most famous war epics ever told. It was shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction, the Costa Novel Award and the Gordon Burn Prize, and won an Independent Bookshop Award 2019. The Women of Troy continues that story. Pat Barker lives in Durham.