Welcome to Writers and their Work

 the foremost series in contemporary criticism.


We are pleased to announce the recent publication of :


Pre-Raphaelitism: Poetry and Painting by Lindsay Smith


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Listen to Carolyn Burdett discuss the importance of the South African writer, Olive Schriener at http://facultimedia.com/literature-olive-schreiner-writers-and-their-work/


Alice Munro has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 2013.

Ailsa Cox's study provides a thought provoking introduction for the Alice Munro reader. 


Recent Reviews

Praise for Michael Hurley's G.K.Chesterton

'It is a prime value of Michael Hurley’s fine book to make us grateful for Chesterton and his works and to send us back to the texts for refreshment and renewal...Hurley’s discussion is unfailingly and extraordinarily valuable, informative, and judicious.'

            Essays in Criticism



We are delighted to announce that some Writers and their Work titles are now available in Ebook format. Books can be purchased through our website or from Dawson's Library Services.


‘An excellent series written by contemporary critics whose expertise is flavoured by unashamed enthusiasm for their subjects and the series’ diverse aspirations.  A rare series of creative scholarship.’


Times Educational Supplement.








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