Author Archives: Bloomsbury

The Writer’s Task

By | September 19, 2017

The following is excerpted from “Questions, Not Answers,” originally published in The Dramatist. By John Biguenet Unlike a lecture hall, the theater is not a place to recite opinions: it is a forum in which a community phrases its most pressing questions. Whether we are considering Antigone or King Lear or Mother Courage, we are examining… Read More »

Q&A with Hywel Dix

By | September 6, 2017

Hywel Dix answered some questions for us about his new book The Late-Career Novelist: Career Construction Theory, Authors and Autofiction. How would you describe your book in one sentence? The Late-Career Novelist is the first major study of the often-neglected later works by major, established contemporary writers. What drew to you writing about this subject? Like… Read More »

Q&A with Matthew Griffiths

By | August 24, 2017

Matthew Griffiths answered some questions for us about The New Poetics of Climate Change: Modernist Aesthetics for a Warming World, now out in the Environmental Cultures series.  How would you describe your book in one sentence? Poets need more sophisticated ways of writing to engage with climate change, and Modernism provides valuable resources for them… Read More »

Q&A with Meera Atkinson

By | July 27, 2017

Meera Atkinson answered some questions for us about her new book, The Poetics of Transgenerational Trauma. How would you describe your book in one sentence? The Poetics of Transgenerational Trauma explores how literature testifies to trauma transmissions and how certain kinds of writing reveal their social operations and political underpinnings. What drew to you writing… Read More »

Announcing Bloomsbury Comics Studies

By | July 20, 2017

In the week that thousands of people head off to San Diego Comic-Con for the world’s premier celebration of comic book culture in all its forms, we’re delighted to announce the launch of a new series of guides to the many worlds of comics and graphic novels. Later this year we will be publishing the… Read More »

Q&A with Jos Smith

By | June 14, 2017

Jos Smith answered some questions for us about The New Nature Writing: Rethinking the Literature of Place, the latest volume in the Environmental Cultures series. How would you describe your book in one sentence? An appraisal of shifting cultural attitudes to nature and place in the UK over the last forty years through a detailed… Read More »

Object Lessons NEH Institute, 2017 & 2018

By | May 10, 2017

Now more than ever, we need smart writing for broad audiences. Since we launched Object Lessons in 2013, we’ve been delighted by the overwhelming interest in our books and essays. This “crossover” approach to smart writing for a general audience has proved to be an appealing alternative for a range of authors, and the final… Read More »

Thinking Like a Species

By | April 11, 2017

Joshua Tree National Park I’ve situated myself atop a mid-size bolder where the Colorado Desert meets the Mojave, where formidable thickets of cholla cactus and the blossom-tufted whips of ocotillo give way to gardens of the tree that gives this national park its name. Not that it’s an “actual tree,” as you’ll quickly be told… Read More »