Publisher details

The Hours
Author
Michael Cunningham
Publisher
HarperCollins
Genres
Fiction, Pulitzer Prize winner
Released
01 January, 1998

Synopsis

Exiled in Richmond in the 1920s, taken from her beloved Bloomsbury and watched by her husband Leonard, Virginia Woolf struggles to tame her rebellious mind and make a start on her new novel.In the brooding heat of 1940s Los Angeles, a young wife and mother yearns to escape the claustrophobia of suburban domesticity and read her precious copy of ‘Mrs Dalloway’.And in New York in the 1990s, Clarissa Vaughan steps out of her smart Greenwich Village apartment and goes shopping for flowers for the party she is giving in honour of her life-long friend Richard, an award-winning poet whose mind and body are being ravaged by AIDS.Michael Cunningham’s exquisite and deeply moving novel is a meditation on artistic behaviour, failure, love and madness. Moving effortlessly across the decades and between England and America, Cunningham’s elegant, haunting prose explores the pain and trauma of creativity and the immutable relationship between writer and reader.Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.The film adaptation of The Hours premiered in December 2003. Starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, The Hours was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won for Best Actress in a Leading Role. The film was also nominated for seven Golden Globes and won for Best Motion Picture-Drama and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama.
Michael Cunningham
About the author

Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham was raised in Los Angeles and now lives in New York. His first novel A Home at the End of the World was published in 1990, and his second, Flesh and Blood in 1995. The Hours was awarded both the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 1999 PEN/Faulkner Award and made into an internationally acclaimed, Oscar-winning film. Specimen Days is his most recent novel. He has written one non-fiction book, Land’s End: A Walk Through Provincetown. He lives in New York.

Books by Michael Cunningham

Related articles

Q&A with Trace Moroney, Author of the My Emotions Series

News | Author Related

23 September 2021

Q&A with Trace Moroney, Author of the My Emotions Series

Live Book Event: Chris Hammer, Author of Treasure and Dirt

News

23 September 2021

Live Book Event: Chris Hammer, Author of Treasure and Dirt

    Podcast: Cecelia Ahern on How We Are Shaped by the People in Our Lives

    Podcast

    23 September 2021

    Podcast: Cecelia Ahern on How We Are Shaped by the People in Our Lives

      Win a $100 Book Voucher! (Terms & Conditions)

      News | Book Life

      23 September 2021

      Win a $100 Book Voucher! (Terms & Conditions)

        Live Book Event: Anna Downes, Author of The Shadow House

        News | Events & Festivals

        23 September 2021

        Live Book Event: Anna Downes, Author of The Shadow House

          Explore and Create: Activity of We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

          News | Book Life

          22 September 2021

          Explore and Create: Activity of We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

          Podcast: Alison MacLeod on the Power of Fiction

          Podcast

          20 September 2021

          Podcast: Alison MacLeod on the Power of Fiction

            Draw, Colour, Find and Create: Activity Pack of Down the Road, Little Bee by Sarah Jane Lightfoot

            News | Book Life

            20 September 2021

            Draw, Colour, Find and Create: Activity Pack of Down the Road, Little Bee by Sarah Jane Lightfoot

            Live Book Event: Maya Lee in Conversation with Michaela Kalowski

            News | Events & Festivals

            17 September 2021

            Live Book Event: Maya Lee in Conversation with Michaela Kalowski

              Podcast: John M. Green on Publishing

              Podcast

              16 September 2021

              Podcast: John M. Green on Publishing

                COMMENTS

                Leave a Reply

                Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *