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.
He has written a weekly column on contemporary fiction for The Guardian and reviews for the London Review of Books and the New Statesman. 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.
- 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
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