Picador reissues Malcolm Bradbury’s novels
To mark the 80th anniversary of Malcolm Bradbury's birth, Picador are reissuing six of his novels with new introductions by David Lodge, Margaret Drabble, Ian McEwan, Giles Foden and John Boyne. In 1970 Malcolm co-founded (with Angus Wilson) the UEA Creative Writing programme, the first such course in the UK, and taught on the MA until his retirement in 1995. A prolific and influential scholar and author, he wrote over 40 books of non-fiction and criticism, as well as numerous screenplays for television, and seven novels, including 'The History Man', which was serialised for BBC television, and 'Rates of Exchange', which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He was awarded a CBE in 1991 for services to literature, and knighted in 2000. A celebration of his achievements was held at UEA in November, with readings and reminiscences from David Lodge, Margaret Drabble, Giles Foden, John Boyne and Chris Bigsby. The YouTube recording of the event can be found by clicking here.