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Summary Article: Bradbury, Malcolm (Stanley) from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

English novelist and critic. His fiction includes comic and satiric portrayals of provincial British and US campus life: Eating People is Wrong (1959) (his first novel), Stepping Westward (1965), and The History Man (1975). Dr Criminale (1992) is an academic satire with a 1990s setting. His critical works include The Modern American Novel (1983) and The Modern British Novel (1993). He was knighted in 1999.

Bradbury was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, and educated at University College, Leicester. He became a university lecturer in 1959 and was professor of American studies at the University of East Anglia 1970–94, where, with Angus Wilson, he established an MA course in creative writing to complement the programmes that had long been taught in the USA; among its most notable graduates are Kazuo Ishiguro and Ian McEwan.

Other works include the novels Rates of Exchange (1983) and To the Hermitage (2000), and the critical Dangerous Pilgrimages: Transatlantic Mythologies and the Novel (1995).


Bradbury, Malcolm (Stanley)

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