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Bradbury, Sir Malcolm

Bradbury, Sir Malcolm (1932–2000) English novelist, academic and critic. His first novel, Eating People Is Wrong (1959), was a picaresque satire on academic life. Bradbury was Professor of American Studies (1970–95) at the University of East Anglia, where with Angus Wilson he set up a creative writing course which produced writers such as Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro. Bradbury's novel The History Man (1975) was a biting satire on academic culture in the 1960s. Other novels include Rates of Exchange (1983) and To the Hermitage (2000). His critical work includes The Modern American Novel (1983).

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