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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Novelists in the New Millennium

Conversations with Writers

ISBN 9780230238237
Publication Date December 2012
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

A collection of interviews with leading writers such as Julian Barnes, Jonathan Coe, Kazuo Ishiguro, Hanif Kureishi, Arundhati Roy and Will Self. Through these interviews the book explores and introduces a range of key themes in contemporary literature, raising questions about genre, history, postmodernism, celebrity culture and form.

VANESSA GUIGNERY is Professor of English Literature at the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon, France. She is the author of several books and essays on the work of Julian Barnes, including The Fiction of Julian Barnes (Macmillan, 2006), and Conversations with Julian Barnes (Mississippi Press, 2009), co-edited with Ryan Roberts.

Julian Barnes
Jonathan Coe
Kazuo Ishiguro
Hanif Kureishi
David Lodge
Arundhati Roy
Will Self
Graham Swift
Further Reading: British Literature Since 2000


A superb collection of scholarly interviews with celebrated contemporary novelists ... sit back and enjoy the revealing responses of British literary maestros to Guignery's questions – questions that allow eminent authors the opportunity to explain their work at length, in their own terms ... It is a very real privilege to share the experiences and insights of the greatest writers of our day.' – The Bay
'I found the interviews themselves as well as the author introductions to be wonderfully engaging and instructive. I believe a student audience, particularly more advanced college students interested in creative writing, would find the text both accessible and enlightening. As a fiction writer, I found these interviews inspiring, thought provoking, and at times, frankly, quite moving. It was a pleasure to immerse myself in such a wide-ranging conversation in which the writers' insights both overlapped and diverged.' – Bryn Chancellor, Assistant Professor of English, University of Montevallo, USA
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