Web Resources for

Contemporary British Literature

Note: Not all links have been checked for current access; links are checked and updated periodically when readings are assigned.


Below you'll find web links for British history and culture and for the authors we're reading this semester, as well as other authors from the period. Some sites are better than others; as always when using the web, evaluate not only the quantity of the information presented, but its quality (the source of that information or its sponsor, date uploaded, etc.).

British History and Culture | Authors

British History and Culture

Historical background

Cultural Contexts




The Prisoner

The Avengers




The Booker Prize

The Orange Prize


General Literary Resources

Douglas Adams

Fleur Adcock

John Agard

Monica Ali

Monica Alvi

Martin Amis

Kingsley Amis

Margaret Atwood

Pat Barker

Julian Barnes

A.S. Byatt

Angela Carter

Caryl Churchill

J. M. Coetzee

Merle Collins

Wendy Cope

Roddy Doyle

Margaret Drabble

Helen Fielding

Penelope Fitzgerald

John Fowles

Brian Friel

Mark Haddon

Tony Harrison

Seamus Heaney

Georgette Heyer

Nick Hornby

Ted Hughes

Kazuo Ishiguro

Neil Jordan

Jackie Kay

Hanif Kureishi

Philip Larkin

Andrea Levy

Doris Lessing

David Lodge

Colin MacInnes

Ian McEwan

Paul Muldoon

Iris Murdoch

John Osborne

Caryl Phillips

Philip Pullman

Craig Raine

Jean Rhys

J.K. Rowling

Meg Rosoff

Arundhati Roy

Salman Rushdie

Samuel Selvon

Alan Sillitoe

Helen Simpson

Zadie Smith

Muriel Spark

Wole Soyinka

Tom Stoppard

Graham Swift

Derek Walcott

Alex Wheatle

Jeanette Winterson

Benjamin Zephaniah

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