Dr Richard Robinson is Lecturer in English at Swansea University. He specialises in twentieth-century fiction, comparing narratives drawn from Anglophone and European literatures. His specific research is into the representation of borders in modernist and postmodernist writing - particularly how the contested spaces of Central and Eastern Europe have been transmuted into fictional settings. Narratives of the European Border: A History of Nowhere came out with Palgrave Macmillan in 2007.
Richard has published journal and book articles on James Joyce, Italo Svevo, and Kazuo Ishiguro. He is currently preparing further work on Ishiguro, as well as on Cold War borders and espionage narrative. His other field of interest is in late twentieth-century Irish fiction.