Ben Masters

Agent: Donald Winchester

Ben Masters is the author of a novel, Noughties (UK: Hamish Hamilton, Penguin; US: Hogarth), (‘funny and wildly literate … it’s real and tender and hilarious’ Nikesh Shukla), and Novel Style, a passionate defence of elaborate writing and stylistic excess in plain times (Oxford University Press) (‘a necessary reference point for any discussion of literary fiction in the modern and contemporary period’ Peter Boxall, Sussex).  He teaches literature at the University of Nottingham and specialises in modern and contemporary literature.  He writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and has also written for the Guardian, New York Times, Literary Review and Five Dials, as well as commissioned fiction for the BBC.


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