Richard Bradford

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Geraint Lewis / Rex Features (1326971gx) Richard Bradford Oxford Literary Festival, Christchurch College, Oxford, Britain – Apr 2011

Richard Bradford discusses with Ivan six things which he thinks should be better known.

Richard Bradford is Professor of English and Senior Distinguished Research Fellow at Ulster University. He is the author of six highly acclaimed literary biographies Lucky Him: The Life of Kingsley Amis (2001), The Life of a Long-Distance Writer: A Biography of Alan Sillitoe (2008), First Boredom, Then Fear: The Life of Philip Larkin (2009), Martin Amis: The Biography (2011), The Man Who Wasn’t there: A Life of Ernest Hemingway (2019) and Orwell: A Man of Our Times (2020). His Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires: The Life of Patricia Highsmith is out in 2021.

1. George Orwell Predicted Brexit https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2020/0120/1109640-how-george-orwell-predicted-the-future/

2. Hemingway the Compulsive Liar https://popularculturereview.wordpress.com/2019/08/28/rollyson/

3. What is High Quality Literature? https://www.timeshighereducation.com/opinion/is-shakespeare-any-good

4. Why Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin Fell Out https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v34/n24/christopher-tayler/keep-yr-gob-shut

5. Nasty Writers https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/literary-rivals-feuds-and-antagonisms-world-books-richard-bradford-book-review-author-exposes-importance-literary-success-9773234.html

6. How Patricia Highsmith was a very peculiar individual https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2009/07/02/this-woman-is-dangerous/

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