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John Mullan on Literary Fiction in Contemporary Britain

John Mullan will discuss the business of literary fiction in today’s Britain.


29.01.2014 von 19:30 bis 21:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)


Literarisches Zentrum, KiZ (Kongresshalle), Südanlage 3a, 35390 Gießen

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Talking about authors such as Ian McEwan and Hilary Mantel, Mullan will give an insightful account of main characteristics and trends in recent literary fiction as well as of its surprising commercial success. His experiences of interviewing and writing about leading novelists for the Guardian and his work as a judge for the prestigious Man Booker Prize give Mullan a unique insight into the literary scene of contemporary Britain beyond the academic scope.

John Mullan is Professor and Head of the English Department at the University College London. He is a specialist in eighteenth-century literature. In his weekly column for the daily newspaper The Guardian Mullan writes about contemporary fiction ( He was a judge for the 2008 The Best of the Booker as well as for the 2009 Man Booker Prize.

Präsentiert vom LZG, dem GCSC und dem GGK (JLU).

Moderation: Sascha Feuchert (LZG)