Hilary SpurlingHilary Spurling, CBE, FRSL (born 25 December 1940) is a British writer, known for her work as a journalist and biographer.
Spurling was educated at Clifton High School, an independent school in Bristol in South West England, followed by Somerville College, Oxford.
She won the Whitbread Prize for the second volume of her biography of Henri Matisse in January 2006. ''Burying The Bones: Pearl Buck in China'' was published in March 2010.
She is married to playwright [http://www.johnspurling.com John Spurling], and has three children (Amy, [http://www.natspurling.com Nathaniel] and Gilbert) and six grandchildren. Provided by Wikipedia