Niven, Alastair (Neil Robertson)

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NIVEN, Alastair (Neil Robertson)

NIVEN, Alastair (Neil Robertson). British, b. 1944. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: Journal of Commonwealth Literature, co-editor, 1979-92; Arts Council of England (formerly Great Britain), director of literature, 1987-97; British Council, director of literature, 1997-2001; King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Foundation of St. Catharine's, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, principal, 2001-. Lecturer: Univs. of Ghana, 1968-69, Leeds, 1969-70, and Stirling, 1970-78; Africa Centre, London, director- general, 1978-84; Association of Commonwealth Universities, special assistant to the secretary-general, 1985-87. Institute of Commonwealth Univs., University of London, Chapman Fellow, 1984-85; Australian Studies Centre, University of London, visiting fellow, 1985; Univ, of Warwick, hon. fellow, 1988-. Publications: (ed.) The Commonwealth Writer Overseas, 1976; D.H. Lawrence: The Novels, 1978; The Yoke of Pity: The Fictional Writings of Mulk Raj Anand, 1978; D.H. Lawrence, 1980; (ed.) Under Another Sky: The Commonwealth Poetry Prize Anthology, 1987; (with H. Springer) The Commonwealth of Universities, 1987; Truth into Fiction: Raja Rao, 1988; (ed. with M. Schmidt) Enigmas and Arrivals, 1997. Address: Eden House, 28 Weathercock Ln, Woburn Sands, Bucks. MK17 8NT, England. Online address: [email protected]