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Novelist Sarah Waters is to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Goldsmiths University in recognition of her inspiring literary career.

Waters, who has penned six hugely popular novels including Fingersmith, The Paying Guests and Tipping The Velvet, already has a BA in English Literature to her name, as well as an MA and a PhD.

And she's received numerous high-profile awards for her work, including the Betty Trask Award, the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, the South Bank Show Award for Literature and Stonewall's Writer of the Year Award, and has also twice appeared on the cover of DIVA.

On this latest accolade, Waters says: "To be receiving an Honorary Fellowship from Goldsmiths, with its fantastic reputation, its longstanding commitment to creativity, innovation and debate, is hugely exciting.

"I've been an admirer of the university for a long time, and am touched and thrilled that my work is being celebrated in this way."

Olympic cauldron designer Thomas Heatherwick, Guardian journalist Zoe Williams and Labour peer Professor Lord Anthony Giddens will also collect their fellowships at the ceremony, which takes place next week.

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