Peter Boxall
professor of English, University of Sussex; author, The Value of the Novel

Peter Boxall is professor of English at the University of Sussex. His books include Don DeLillo: The Possibility of Fiction (Routledge: 2006), Since Beckett: Contemporary Writing in the Wake of Modernism (Continuum: 2009), Twenty-First Century Fiction (Cambridge: 2013), and The Value of the Novel (Cambridge: 2015).

He has edited a number of collections, including Thinking Poetry and Beckett/Aesthetics/Politics, and a Faber edition of Beckett’s novel Malone Dies. He is co-editor, with Bryan Cheyette, of volume 7 of the Oxford History of the Novel in English, and editor of the Cambridge Companion to British Fiction, 1980 – The Present. He is also the editor of Textual Practice and 1001 Books. He is currently completing a book entitled The Prosthetic Imagination: A History of the Novel as Artificial Life.


Saturday 13 October, 14:00 Barbican Library
The novel is dead: long live the box set?