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David Lodge (author)

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David Lodge (born January 28, 1935 at London, England) is a British author.

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Biography

Lodge studied at University College London, obtaining a BA in 1955 and an MA in 1959. He went on to obtain a PhD at the University of Birmingham, taught English at the University of Birmingham from 1960 until 1987, when he retired to become a full-time writer. He retains the title of Honorary Professor of Modern English Literature at the University and continues to live in Birmingham.

Lodge's novels often satirize academia in general, and the humanities in particular. Many of his characters are Roman Catholic, and their Catholicism is also one of his themes.

His fictional locales include the town of "Rummidge", modeled after Birmingham, and the equally imaginary US state of "Euphoria", situated between the states of "North California" and "South California". Euphoria's State University is located in the city of "Plotinus", right across the Bay from "Esseph", and is a thinly disguised version of Berkeley, California.

Several of his novels—in particular, Small World and Nice Work—have been adapted into television series.

Awards and recognition

Bibliography

Fiction

Non-fiction

  • Language of Fiction - 1966
  • The Novelist at the Crossroads - 1971
  • The Modes of Modern Writing - 1977
  • Write On - 1986
  • The Art of Fiction - 1992
  • The Practice of Writing - 1997
  • Consciousness and the Novel - 2003

Theatre

  • The Writing Game - 1990

Adaptations for Television

External links

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