About Us

Writers and their Work, launched in 1994 in association with the British Council, won immediate acclaim for its publication of brief but rigorous critical examinations of the works of distinguished writers and schools of writing. The series embraces the best of modern literary theory and criticism, and features studies of many popular late-twentieth-century writers, as well as the canonical figures of literature and important literary genres.

Major European writers are to be included and each of Shakespeare's plays will be the subject of an individual study. An important element of the series is to bring neglected or marginalized writers to a wider readership, to represent fully the rich diversity of post-colonial writing and to show the breadth and density of women's writing through the centuries.

With more than 200 titles published or in preparation, and many more planned, Writers and their Work is building into an authoritative and original critical encyclopaedia of British, Commonwealth and European literature.


This series promises to outshine its own previous high reputation...

Times Higher Educational Supplement



General Editor :
Professor Isobel Armstrong
Birkbeck College, University of London
Advisory Board : Professor Isobel Armstrong (General Editor)
Brian Hulme (Publisher)
Hilary Jenkins (The British Council)
Margaret Meyer (The British Council)
John Mole (Poet and Teacher)
Dr Susheila Nasta (Advisory Editor)
Michael Shaw (Literary Agent)


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