Nicolas Tredell

Nicolas Tredell's most recent book, Shakespeare - The Tragedies: A Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism, was published by Palgrave in Dec 2014. 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); C. P. Snow: The Dynamics of Hope (2012) and Analysing Texts: David Copperfield and Great Expectations (2013).

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 77 volumes, eight 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); A Midsummer Night's Dream (2010); and Shakespeare - The Tragedies (2014).

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 Jun 2014. '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 wrote the introductions to the new edition (2013) of Colin Wilson's novel The World of Violence and to the combined edition (2014) of Christine Brooke-Rose's novels Xorandor and Verbivore.

He has recently completed Novels to Some Purpose: The Fiction of Colin Wilson, the updated and expanded third edition of The Novels of Colin Wilson, and is currently preparing a new edition of Conversations with Critics.

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