John Mullan

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John Mullan is a professor of English at University College London. He is a specialist in eighteenth-century literature, currently writing the 1709-1784 volume of the Oxford English Literary History.[1]

He has written a weekly column on contemporary fiction for The Guardian[2] and reviews for the London Review of Books[3] and the New Statesman.[4] He has been a contributor to BBC Two's Newsnight Review and BBC Radio 4's In Our Time. He was a The Best of the Booker judge in 2008 and for the Man Booker Prize itself in 2009.[5]

Educated at Downside School and King's College, Cambridge, he was a research fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge and a lecturer at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, before moving to UCL in 1994.[6]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Robinson Crusoe (ed.) (Longman, 1992) ISBN 1-85715-016-3
  • Eighteenth-century Popular Culture: A Selection (ed. with Christopher Reid) (Oxford University Press, 2000) ISBN 0-19-871135-2
  • How Novels Work (Oxford University Press, 2006) ISBN 0-19-928177-7
  • Lyrical Ballads (foreword) (Longman, 2007) ISBN 1-4058-4060-9
  • Anonymity: A Secret History of English Literature (Princeton University Press, 2008) ISBN 0-691-13941-5
  • What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved (Bloomsbury Publishing, 7 Jun 2012) ISBN 978-1408820117


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-28. Retrieved 2014-07-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "John Mullan". BBC News. 17 March 2006.
  3. ^ "John Mullan · LRB".
  4. ^ New Statesman - John Mullan
  5. ^ Judges, Man Booker Prize website. Archived 2009-07-02 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 28 July 2009.
  6. ^ "John Mullan profile". University College London. 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-03-10. Retrieved 2010-09-05.

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