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Twenty-First-Century Fiction: Contemporary British Voices

Daniel Lea


This study explores the landscape of contemporary British fiction through detailed analysis of five authors that have emerged to critical prominence in the 21st century. The authors addressed - Ali Smith, Andrew O’Hagan, Tom McCarthy, Sarah Hall, and Jon McGregor – have all established themselves through popular and critical success, but have received significantly less attention than some of their peers. This book does not seek to thrust these authors into a putative canon of 21st century literary writing, but rather to explore through close attention to the resonances, continuities, elisions ... More

Keywords: Ali Smith, Andrew O’Hagan, Tom McCarthy, Sarah Hall, Jon McGregor, Materiality, Connectivity, Authenticity, Contemporary British Fiction, Twenty-First Century Literature

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719081491
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719081491.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Lea, author
Oxford-Brookes University

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