Publication: Nick Bentley's "Contemporary British Fiction"

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Posted on 08 December 2017

Dr Nick Bentley's new book, Contemporary British Fiction: A Readers' Guide to Essential Criticism, provides a comprehensive survey of the most important debates in the criticism and research of contemporary British fiction. According to Macmillan, the work is 'vibrant and approachable' and

  • analyses the criticism surrounding a range of British novelists including Monica Ali, Martin Amis, Pat Barker, Alan Hollinghurst, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan, David Mitchell, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith, Sarah Waters and Jeanette Winterson
  • explores experiments with literary form
  • examines current issues in the cultural politics of class, ethnicity, gender and sexuality
  • considers cutting-edge concerns relating to the neo-historical novel, the relationship between literature and science, literary geographies, and trauma narratives.

Engaging with key literary theories, and identifying present trends and future directions in the literary criticism of contemporary British fiction, this is an invaluable resource for students, teachers, researchers and scholars alike.

Congratulations Nick!