If you’re a fan of writer David Lodge, then you’ll find this article in The Guardian online very interesting. Lodge talks about his experiences of writing Small World, which is The Guardian’s choice for its book club this month. I haven’t read this one myself but I’m currently reading Lodge’s The Art of Fiction – an incredibly enlightening book that focusses on how fiction writing works. It is based on a series of topic centred articles that Lodge wrote for The Independent on Sunday. All just a few pages long, the topics include Beginning, Time-Shift, Showing and Telling, and Introducing Character. I highly recommend The Art of Fiction to anyone interested in literary criticism and to all aspiring writers.

I also saw a talk by David Lodge at the 2011 Cheltenham Literature Festival, click here for my coverage of the event.