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David Lodge is an English novelist born in 1935 in London. He studied at University of London, earning a BA and MA. He worked as an English teacher before becoming a lecturer at the University of Birmingham. While there, he completed his PhD on the Oxford Movement.
Though he had written an unpublished novel years before, Lodge’s first published novel was The Picturegoers. The 1960 novel drew on his experiences as a child. This was followed by Ginger, You’re Barmy, Lodge’s 1962 novel about his experience in the Royal Armoured Corps.
Several of Lodge’s novels have focused on academic life. His Campus Trilogy included Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses, published in 1975, Small World: An Academic Romance, published in 1984, and Nice Work, published in 1988. The latter two were both shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Nice work was also adapted for television by Lodge, and the serialization won several awards.
Lodge has published sixteen novels, including Author, Author. Published in 2004, the novel is based on the life of Henry James. Two years later, Lodge published a nonfiction book, The Year of Henry James: The Story of a Novel.
Lodge’s nonfiction books have primarily been about writing, including The Practice of Writing, The Modes of Modern Writing, and Language of Fiction. He is also the author of three plays, and has written screenplays for television adaptation of his own novels and of Dickens’ Martin Chuzzlewit.