Lodge, David

Taught at the UEA : 1977 (as the Writing Fellow)

Biography

Novelist and literary critic David Lodge was the UEA writing fellow in 1977. Now an Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham, where he taught from 1960 until 1987, he was also Harkness Fellow in the United States (1964-5) and Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley (1969). A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he was Chairman of the Judges for the Booker Prize in 1989, and is the author of numerous works of literary criticism and literary theory. Among his many works of fiction are Changing Places (1975) winner of the Hawthornden Prize, How Far Can You Go? (1980), winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year, Small World (1984), shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and Nice Work (1988), shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner of the Sunday Express Book for the Year award.