Twenty years ago,The Line of Beauty became one of the most talked about novels of the year when it won the Booker Prize 

Proclaimed by some in the media as the first gay novel to win the Booker Prize, Alan Hollinghurst’s fourth novel defined an entire decade. 

A modern classic about class, politics and sexuality in 1980s Britain, the book explores with peerless style a young man’s collision with his own desires, and his attempts to navigate a world to which he can never truly belong.

From a reading guide and extract to an exclusive interview with the author, find out more about our June Monthly Spotlight here

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