Symposium: Twenty-First Century British Fiction
Roundtable chair: Professor Russell Celyn Jones
Discussants: Luke Williams and Natasha Soobramanien (The Echo Chamber); Susanna Jones (The Missing Person's Guide to Love, When Nights Were Cold); Karrie Fransman (The House that Groaned); more tbc
This symposium on Twenty-First Century British Fiction seeks to consider and promote current perspectives on the fiction of British writers in the twenty-first century. Post-2000 writing has proved itself as arguably wide-ranging and innovative as its predecessors. The post-millennial decade witnessed a new literary generation emerge and establish itself with familiar and less familiar names such as Monica Ali, Nicola Barker, Steven Hall, Philip Hensher, Tom McCarthy, Patrick Neate and Zadie Smith.