Nick Turner is an Associate Lecturer at the Universities of Central Lancashire, Edge Hill and Salford. His specialisms are post-war and contemporary British fiction, contemporary women's writing, literary prizes, realism and the canon. His publications include Post-War British Women Novelists and the Canon (Continuum, 2010), and articles on Iris Murdoch, and realism in contemporary British fiction. He is an occasional reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement , and convening the Barbara Pym centenary conference in 2013. He has given conference papers on writers such as Doris Lessing, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Anita Brookner, Barbara Vine and A.S. Byatt, and is currently working on a monograph on post-war British women novelists and realism.