In Their Own Words: British Novelists

In Their Own Words: British Novelists

Nothing Sacred, 1970-1990
Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  July 23, 2011

As Punk noisily grabbed the headlines in the 1970s, literature was going through its own changes. The huge impact of the Post-Colonial novel created an opportunity for novelists to experiment with form, structure and style. Feminist fiction finally brought writers such as Doris Lessing and Iris Murdoch to the fore. Novelist Iain Banks talks about writing in a post-modern world in which all the rules have changed.

As Punk noisily grabbed the headlines in the 1970s, literature was going through its own changes. The huge impact of the Post-Colonial novel created an opportunity for novelists to experiment with form, structure and style. Feminist fiction finally brought writers such as Doris Lessing and Iris Murdoch to the fore. Novelist Iain Banks talks about writing in a post-modern world in which all the rules have changed.

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