Bryan Cheyette is Chair in Modern Literature at the University of Reading, and a Fellow of the English Association. He has published ten books most recently Diasporas of the Mind (Yale UP, 2013), which was a 2013 Times Higher Book of the Year, and, as co-editor, a definitive history of the post-war novel (Oxford UP, 2016). He is also a Series Editor for Bloomsbury (New Horizons in Contemporary Writing) and has recently completed a book on the ghetto for Oxford UP. He reviews fiction for several British newspapers, and has published nearly one hundred essays on film, theatre, and fiction for the Times Literary Supplement.
Al Alvarez, Elaine Feinstein and Clive Sinclair: A Tribute
In the past two years we have lost three of the greatest Anglo-Jewish writers of their generation: the poet Elaine Feinstein (1930-2019), the novelist and short story writer Clive Sinclair (1940-2018) and the writer and critic Al Alvarez (1929-2019). They introduced a new voice to Jewish writing in post-war Britain. A panel including the translator and literary editor Natasha Lehrer, and the critics Professor Bryan Cheyette and David Herman (chair) pay tribute to these three remarkable writer...
Gabriel Josipovici in conversation with Bryan Cheyette
Gabriel Josipovici has been publishing fiction and criticism for close to forty years. Last year saw the publication of a substantial volume of essays, The Singer on the Shore and of a work of fiction, Everything Passes. He spoke to Bryan Cheyette about his life, work and his two most recent books at the time.
Fame and Fortune
Born in Chicago, Frederic Raphael moved to England as a boy and his father advised him to grow up to be ‘an English gentleman’ rather than ‘an American Jew’. His first glittering prize was winning a scholarship to Cambridge, followed by an Oscar and general recognition for his witty scripts for television and the silver screen. Writing was always his way to right the wrongs he had suffered. He is loved for his fast paced novels and sparkling humour. He spoke to Bryan C...