John Thieme

John Thieme is a Senior Fellow at the University of East Anglia, UK. He has held Chairs at the University of Hull and London South Bank University and has also taught at the Universities of Guyana, North London and, as an annual Visiting Professor, the University of Turin.

He has been contributing to debates on post-colonial writing since the 1980s and has particular interests in Anglophone Caribbean literature and Indian writing in English. He has also published widely on Canadian fiction.

His books include The Web of Tradition: Uses of Allusion in V.S. Naipaul's Fiction (1987), The Arnold Anthology of Post-Colonial Literatures in English (1996), Derek Walcott (1999), Post-Colonial Con-Texts: Writing Back to the Canon (2001), Post-Colonial Studies: The Essential Glossary (2003) and R.K. Narayan (2007). He was Editor of The Journal of Commonwealth Literature from 1992 to 2011 and he is General Editor of the Manchester University Press Contemporary World Writers Series. His creative writing (poetry and short stories) has been published in Argentina, India, Italy, The Netherlands, the UK and the USA. His latest book Postcolonial Geographies: Out of Place is in press for publication by Palgrave Macmillan in May 2016.

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