Barry Lewis

Senior Lecturer


University of Sunderland

Contemporary British and American fiction, Kazuo Ishiguro, Peter Ackroyd, literary history

BARRY LEWIS earned his B.A. in English and Philosophy at King's College, Cambridge, and his doctorate in postmodernist American fiction at the University of Sunderland. A senior lecturer at the University of Sunderland, he also has held posts at the University of Newcastle, the University of Trondheim, and Stavanger College in Norway. Lewis is the author of Kazuo Ishiguro in the Contemporary World Writers series (Manchester University Press, 2000) and My Words Echo Thus: Possessing the Past in Peter Ackroyd (University of South Carolina Press, 2007). He is the co-editor, with Sebastian Groes, of Kazuo Ishiguro: New Critical Visions of the Novels (Palgrave, 2011).

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  1. Lewis, Barry (2011) “The Concertina Effect: Unfolding Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go”. In: Kazuo Ishiguro: New Critical Visions of the Novels. Palgrave, London, pp. 199-210. ISBN 9780230232372
  2. Lewis, Barry (2012) “Vertical Perfection, Horizontal Inevitability in Richard Powers’ The Gold Bug Variations”. In: Ideas of Order: Narrative Patterns in the Novels of Richard Powers. American Studies, 227 . Universitätsverlag Winter, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 47-67. ISBN ISBN-10: 3825360818