by David Lodge
Category: Fiction / General
Publication date: 4 November 1999
Number of pages: 114
Adrian Ludlow, a novelist with a distinguished reputation and a book on the 'A' level syllabus, is now seeking obscurity in a cottage beneath the Gatwick flight path. His university friend Sam Sharp, who has become a successful screen writer, drops in on the way to Los Angeles, fuming over a vicious profile of himself by Fanny Tarrant, one of the new breed of Rottweiler interviews, in a Sunday newspaper. Together they decide to take revenge on the interviewer, though Adrian is risking what he values most: his privacy. David Lodge's dazzling novella examines with wit and insight the contemporary culture of celebrity and the conflict between the solitary activity of writing and the demands of the media circus. 'Sharp, intelligent, surprising and fun' THE TIMES.
David Lodge is Honorary Professor of English at the University of Birmingham, where he taught from 1960 to 1987. The author of ten novels, he has also written stage plays, screenplays and several works of literary criticism. He lives in Birmingham.
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