The Passion

Personal life

Since coming out as a lesbian at the age of 16,[5] Winterson has had a number of significant relationships. Her 1987 novel The Passion was inspired by her affair with Pat Kavanagh, her literary agent.[17] From 1990 to 2002, Winterson was involved with BBC radio broadcaster and academic Peggy Reynolds.[18] Since their relationship ended, Winterson has been involved with theatre director Deborah Warner and therapist Susie Orbach.[19]


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