The Contemporary British Novel


Written by some of the world's finest contemporary literature specialists, the newly commissioned essays in this volume examine the work of more than twenty major British novelists: Peter Ackroyd, Martin Amis, Iain (M.) Banks, Pat Barker, Julian Barnes, A. S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Janice Galloway, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Kazuo Ishiguro, James Kelman, A. L. Kennedy, Hanif Kureishi, Ian McEwan, Caryl Philips, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith, Graham Swift, Rose Tremain, Marina Warner, Irvine Welsh and Jeanette Winterson. The book will be of interest not only to students, teachers and lecturers, but to the general reader seeking help in approaching the often baffling novels of the recent past. Key Features:
• Literary critical 'isms' are described in clear, jargon-free language.
• Focuses on British fiction since 1980 giving coverage of established authors such as Angela Carter and Ian McEwan as well as little addressed novelists such as James Kelman and Zadie Smith.
• Essays are by leading scholars in contemporary fiction.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Frederick M. Holmes
  • Judith Seaboyer
  • Alan Riach
  • David Punter
  • Laurence Nicoll
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Edinburgh
Publication year:
  • 2005