Michael Nath

Summary

Michael Nath was brought up in South Wales and Lincolnshire.
He is a senior lecturer in English at the University of Westminster.
His major teaching and research interests are in Creative Writing
and Modernism, as well as in Shakespearean Drama. His first novel,
La Rochelle, was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize
for Fiction.

Michael Nath was brought up in South Wales and Lincolnshire. He is a senior lecturer in English at the University of Westminster. His major teaching and research interests are in Creative Writing and Modernism, as well as in Shakespearean Drama. His latest novel is British Story. His first novel, La Rochelle, was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction.

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Michael Nath - Significant to Bradley

Short story by Michael Nath. Bradley cloaks his life in mystery and is highly sensitive to his own significance. This delightful character's eccentric behaviour is met with varying degrees of tolerance and appreciation from his colleagues. From Wonderwall. Read by the author.

  • Significant to Bradley (18:58)

Michael Nath - La Rochelle

Michael Nath reads from his novel La Rochelle. Mark goes out shooting in the Devon countryside with Frank Whitby and the regulars from the Henry IVth, an activity he declares to be ‘eminently better than thinking’. (10:15)

A Drink With Michael Nath

A conversation with Michael Nath about his début novel, La Rochelle. Michael’s drink of choice is Holsten Pils. (41:33)

  • A Drink With Michael Nath (41:33)

The Last of Britain

Michael Nath and Nick Groom recorded in conversation about Britishness at Ilkley Literature Festival 2015.

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Interviews

Story Inspiration Author Interviews - Route Book at Bedtime

The Route Book at Bedtime (Route 22) is designed for adult bedtime reading, a book of 12 stories that aims to capture those moments of deep emotional significance which return to us in our dreams. But what is the story behind the stories? Here 11 of the authors talk about the inspiration behind the work.

Michael Nath Interview - La Rochelle

Michael Nath answers questions on his novel La Rochelle. 'I was trying to write a novel that wasn’t too much like a ‘novel’. It had to have the qualities of life instead, such as thickness, abundance, presence, a degree of untidiness. I was after something baroque and dishevelled, with a coat of varnish.'

Michael Nath Interview - British Story

Michael Nath talks to Seki Lynch about British Story. 'Arthur Mountain is a kind of Falstaff; but at one time, he was also like Jack Carter (of the Ted Lewis novels), and Mark E Smith, along with some people I’ve known.'

Reviews

Reviews for La Rochelle

British Story Reviews

Articles

I Don't Think Modernism is Dead

Michael Nath refutes the claim that Modernism is dead. 'This has annoyed the literary reviewers and metropolitan columnists, who’re in the habit of making a fuss of certain big names, and don’t appreciate being told they’ve been cheering cows; but it happens to be true.'

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