Literary Careers in the Modern Era

  • Guy Davidson
  • Nicola Evans

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Brilliant Careers?

    1. Guy Davidson, Nicola Evans
      Pages 1-16
  3. Career/Success

  4. Queer Careers

  5. New Contexts: Rethinking How Literary Careers are Made

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-240

About this book


This is the first study of the shape and diversity of the literary career in the 20th and 21st centuries. Bringing together essays on a wide range of authors from Australia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, the book investigates how literary careers are made and unmade, and how norms of authorship are shifting in the digital era.


Literary career literary celebrity American literature Australian literature English literature publishing industry authorship self-publishing queer authorship America American Literature Amerikanische Literatur Autorschaft Canada critique fiction USA

Editors and affiliations

  • Guy Davidson
    • 1
  • Nicola Evans
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Arts, English and MediaUniversity of WollongongAustralia

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