Nicolas Tredell

Nicolas Tredell's most recent book, Analysing Texts: Charles Dickens: David Copperfield and Great Expectations was published by Palgrave in July 2013. Earlier books include Existence and Evolution: The Novels of Colin Wilson (1982; second edn, 2004); Uncancelled Challenge: The Work of Raymond Williams (1990); The Critical Decade: Culture in Crisis (1993); Conversations with Critics: Interviews with John Barrell, Catherine Belsey, Bernard Bergonzi, Christine Brooke-Rose, A. S. Byatt, David Caute, Brian Cox, Donald Davie, Terry Eagleton, Stephen Heath, Robert Hewison, Richard Hoggart, Lisa Jardine, Sir Frank Kermode, Colin MacCabe, Karl Miller, Roger Scruton, C. H. Sisson, George Steiner, Marina Warner (1994); Caute's Confrontations: The Novels of David Caute (1994); Fighting Fictions: The Novels of B. S. Johnson (2000; second edn, 2010); Cinemas of the Mind: A Critical History of Film Theory (2002); The Great Gatsby: A Continuum Reader's Guide (2007); Analysing Texts: The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night (2011) and C. P. Snow: The Dynamics of Hope (2012).

He was contributing editor of PN Review from 1983-9 and a judge of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for Poetry in 1994. Since 1999, he has been Consultant Editor of the Palgrave Macmillan Essential Criticism Guides series, which now numbers seventy-two volumes, seven of which he has himself produced: The Great Gatsby (1997); Great Expectations (1998); Heart of Darkness (1998); The Sound and the Fury/As I Lay Dying (1999); The Fiction of Martin Amis (2000); Macbeth (2006); and A Midsummer Night's Dream (2010). He is currently a member of the editorial board of the peer reviewed open access Literary London Journal.

He has published essays, articles, reviews and interviews in Cambridge Guide to Literature in English; Contemporary Authors; Contemporary Literary Criticism Yearbook; Contemporary Novelists; Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature; Dictionary of Literary Biography; emagazine; Gay and Lesbian Biography; The Independent; Issues in Contemporary Critical Theory; Literary Encyclopedia; Literary London Journal; London Fictions; London Quarterly; London Review of Books; The North; Oxford Quarterly; PN Review; Review of Contemporary Fiction; Scribner's British Writers; Textual Practice; Times Literary Supplement; Verbivoracious Festschrifts for Christine Brooke-Rose and Gilbert Adair; Victorian Poetry; and Wordsworth Companion to Literature in English.

His essay, '"Hasn't got any name": Aesthetics, African Americans and Policemen in The Great Gatsby', appeared in Reassessing the Twentieth Century Canon: From Joseph Conrad to Zadie Smith, published in June 2014. He wrote the introduction to the new edition (2013) of Colin Wilson's novel The World of Violence, and 'An Acceptance of Complexity', his analysis of Colin Wilson's Ritual in the Dark, featured in Around the Outsider: Essays Presented to Colin Wilson on the Occasion of his 80th Birthday (2011). He is currently preparing a third edition, revised and updated, of his book on Colin Wilson's fiction.

Palgrave will publish his Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism of Shakespeare's Tragedies in November 2014.

His homepage is http://nicolastredell.co.uk