David Lodge (author)

David Lodge (author)

David John Lodge CBE (born 28 January 1935) is an English author and literary critic.

Lodge was Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham until 1987, and he is best known for his novels satirizing academic life, particularly the 'Campus Trilogy': Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses (1975), Small World: An Academic Romance (1984), and Nice Work (1988). Small World and Nice Work were both shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Another major theme in his work is Catholicism, beginning from his first published novel The Picturegoers (1960).

He has also written several television screenplays and three stage plays. Since retiring from academia he has continued to publish works of literary criticism, which often draw on his own experience as a practising novelist and scriptwriter.

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