Anita Brookner, whose bleak fiction won the Booker Prize, dies at 87 – The Boston Globe

Anita Brookner, a British author of lean, elegiac and stylistically polished novels who was once labeled the “mistress of gloom” for her depiction of bleak and disappointed lives, usually of women, died on Thursday.

Source: Anita Brookner, whose bleak fiction won the Booker Prize, dies at 87 – The Boston Globe