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-one 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 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; Victorian Poetry; and Wordsworth Companion to Literature in English.
'An Acceptance of Complexity', his essay on Colin Wilson's novel Ritual in the Dark, featured in Around the Outsider: Essays Presented to Colin Wilson on the Occasion of his 80th Birthday (2011). He wrote the introduction to the new edition of Colin Wilson's novel The World of Violence that was published in March 2013. A further essay, '"Hasn't got any name": Aesthetics, African Americans and Policemen in The Great Gatsby', will appear in Reassessing the Twentieth Century Canon: From Joseph Conrad to Zadie Smith, to be published by Palgrave on 18 June 2014.
Palgrave will publish his Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism of Shakespeare's Tragedies in December 2014. He is currently preparing a proposal for a critical biography of John Steinbeck in Palgrave's "Literary Lives" series.
His homepage is http://nicolastredell.co.uk