05/01/2013

Picador reissues Malcolm Bradbury’s novels

Malcolm Bradbury
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.

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