Michael Perfect is a Lecturer in English Literature at Liverpool John Moores University, and has previously taught at Bilkent University in Ankara, at the University of Cambridge (where he obtained his PhD in 2011), and in London. His interests focus on twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature and culture, with particular emphases on contemporary British literature, postcolonial studies, modernist and postmodernist literature, contemporary American fiction, film and adaptation studies, discrimination and equality studies, and theory. His monograph "Contemporary Fictions of Multiculturalism: Diversity and the Millennial London Novel" was published in 2014. This book analyses novels of the last three decades that explore ethnic and cultural diversity in London. His work has also appeared in publications such as the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, the Dictionary of Literary Biography, The Literary Encyclopedia, and a number of edited collections. He is currently writing a book on Andrea Levy for Manchester University Press, and is also working on a project that relates to screen adaptations of contemporary transnational fiction.