Twenty-First Century Fiction

Module code: EN7252

In this module you'll study a selection of recent works of fiction, with a focus on those that have been nominated for literary prizes. This will involve identifying the key formal and thematic concerns that are central to current fiction from around the English-speaking world. Throughout you'll be encouraged to engage with current debates about contemporary fiction in a range of media, including online, TV, radio, newspaper and magazine reviews.


  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 140 hours of guided independent study


  • Review, 1,000 words (40%)
  • Essay, 2,000 words (60%)