Dictionary of Literary Biography: Twenty-First-Century British Novelists

  • Series Name: Dictionary of Literary Biography Series
  • Volume 377
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  • ISBN-10: 0787696528
  • ISBN-13: 9780787696528
  • Shipping Weight: 3.22 lbs ( 1.46 kgs)
  • 488 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2014, 2014
  • © 2016 | Published

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This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary Of Literary Biography provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history. Dictionary Of Literary Biography systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods.

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Dictionary of Literary Biography Series

This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history. DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods.

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  • Each DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY volume has an expert volume editor responsible for planning the volume, selecting the figures for inclusion, and assigning the entries.
  • Volume editors are also responsible for surveying the major periodicals and literary and intellectual movements for their volumes, as well as lists of further readings.
  • To enhance the reader’s understanding of the author by a knowledge of his or her environment, DLB volumes include not only drawings, paintings, and photographs of authors, often at various stages of their careers, but also illustrations of their families and places where they have lived.
  • Title pages are regularly reproduced in facsimile along with dust jackets for modern authors.
  • Manuscripts and letters are included when feasible.

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  • All entries in this volume are unique to the series (see Table of Contents for listing.)

Table of Contents

Plan of the Series.
Introduction.
Iain M. Banks (1954–2013) by Andrew M. Butler.
Julian Barnes (1946– ) by Tom Ue.
William Boyd (1952– ) by Zachary Seager.
Jonathan Coe (1961– ) by Francesco Di Bernardo.
Interview with Jonathan Coe by Julia Jordan.
Neil Gaiman (1960– ) by Susan Tan.
Mark Haddon (1962– ) by Thomas Laurie Reid.
Alan Hollinghurst (1954– ) by John Morton.
Kazuo Ishiguro (1954– ) by Barry Lewis.
P. D. James (1920–2014) by Charlotte Beyer.
Diana Wynne Jones (1934–2011) by Colin Burrow.
John le Carré (David John Moore Cornwell)(1931– ) by Myron J. Aronoff.
David Lodge (1935– ) by Alan Ashton-Smith.
Ian McEwan (1948– ) by Tom Fleming.
David Mitchell (1969– ) by John James.
Interview with David Mitchell by Tom Ue.
Patrick Ness (1971– ) by Tom Ue.
Terry Pratchett (1948–2015) by Pete Orford.
Philip Pullman (1946– ) by Pete Orford.
Interview with Philip Pullman by Pete Orford and Tom Ue.
Ruth Rendell (Barbara Vine) (1930–2015) by Jake Kerridge.
J. K. Rowling (1965– ) by Pete Orford.
Salman Rushdie (1947– ) by Michael Perfect.
Will Self (1961– ) by Alan Ashton-Smith.
Interview with Will Self by Alan Ashton-Smith.
Ali Smith (1962– ) by Daniel Lea.
D. J. Taylor (1960– ) by Zachary Seager.
Interview with D. J. Taylor by Jonathan Barnes and Tom Ue.
Sue Townsend (1946–2014) by Simon N. Dixon.
Sarah Waters (1966– ) by Charlotte Beyer.
Checklist for Further Reading.
Contributors.
Cumulative Index.