A fundraising event to celebrate the reissue of Malcolm Bradbury's
novels and support the work of the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Trust in providing
scholarships for UEA creative writing students.
In 1970 Malcolm
Bradbury co-founded the UEA Creative Writing MA, the first course of its
kind in the UK.
He taught on the programme until his retirement in 1995, and counted among his
many successful students the future Booker prize winners, Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro
and Anne Enright. A prolific and influential scholar and author, he wrote over
forty books of non-fiction and criticism, as well as numerous screenplays for
television, and seven novels, including The History Man, which was
serialised for BBC television, and Rates Of Exchange, which was
shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He was awarded a CBE in 1991 for services to
literature, and knighted in 2000.
To mark the 80th
anniversary of his birth, Picador are reissuing six of his novels, with new introductions
by David Lodge, Margaret Drabble, Ian McEwan, Giles Foden and John
Boyne. The launch event at UEA will feature readings and
reminiscences from John Boyne, Margaret Drabble & David Lodge in
conversation with Christopher Bigsby, followed by a book singing. All
proceeds will go towards supporting the valuable work of the Malcolm Bradbury