Sarah Waters . Born: 07/20/1966 Jump to Related Articles Photos Filmography Biography Filmography other (4) The Night Watch 2010 (Movie) (from novel: "The Night Watch") (Source Material) Tipping the Velvet 2002 - 2003 (TV Show) Source Material Affinity (TV Show) Source Material Fingersmith (TV Show) Source Material Biography . EDUCATION University of London Lancaster University University of Kent Milestones 1998 Published her first novel, Tipping the Velvet. Bonus Trivia . First decided to try writing fiction while working on her doctoral thesis. . Has published articles in academic journals including Feminist Review (1994) and Journal of the History of Sexuality (1995).