CHARLES PALLISER

Source - Flyleaf of The Quincuncx, by Charles Palliser, Penguin, London, 1990

PALLISER, CHARLES, Born near Boston, Massachusetts, Charles Palliser was educated at eleven schools in Switzerland, New England and the South West of England. He attended Exeter College, Oxford, where he gained a First in English in 1970. After completing a B.Litt. at Wolfson College, he taught for a year at Huddersfield Polytechnic. Since 1974 he has been teaching nineteenth-and twentieth-century fiction at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. He has also taught creative writing at Rutgers University, New Jersey.

He has published articles on George Eliot, Henry James and William Faulkner in Modern Language Quarterly, American Literature and elsewhere. His stage play, Week Nothing, toured Scotland in 1980 and a radio play, The Journal of Simon Owen, was broadcast on Radio 4 in 1982.

Further information: Charles Palliser was the sole subject of a BBC 2 TV programme on Thursday 7 May 1992, called "Obsessions, Writing" wherein Charles Palliser, author of The Quincunx, pondered his craft.

Note by TJS: Charles Palliser is descended from one of the brothers of Sir William Palliser.

 

His novel, The Quincunx, described in Wikipedia

Review of his novel, The Unburied

Charles Palliserís entry in Wikipedia

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