CHRONOLOGY Malcolm Bradbury
Born in Sheffield, England, to Arthur & Doris Bradbury.
Brother Basil Bradbury is born.
Attends West Bridgford Grammar School in Nottingham.
Arrives at University College Leicester.
Student editor of Luciad magazine at University College Leicester.
Graduates from University College Leicester with first class honours
in English Language and Literature.
Enrolls for MA at Queen Mary College, University of London.
Completes an MA in English Literature at Queen Mary College,
University of London, with a thesis on English Periodicals and their
Relation to Modern English Literature, 1900-1950.
Attends Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Visiting Fellow at the Salzburg Seminar.
Attends Manchester University.
Attends Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
Marries Elizabeth Bradbury, librarian.
First novel, Eating People Is Wrong, is published.
Moves to Yorkshire with Elizabeth and becomes a Staff Tutor in
Literature & Drama at the Department of Education, University
Moves to Birmingham, where he is appointed Lecturer in English
Language & Literature at the University of Birmingham. Meets David
and Mary Lodge.
Completes his PHD in American Studies with the University of
Manchester, with a thesis on American Literary Expatriates in Europe,
First son, Matthew Bradbury, born in Birmingham.
Moves to Norwich and buys a Georgian home in Heigham Grove.
Appointed Senior Lecturer & Reader in English & American
Literature at the University of East Anglia (UEA), where he
remains for the rest of his academic career.
Second novel, Stepping Westward, is published.
Visting Professor at the Univeristy of California, Davis, California.
Founds the American Studies programme at the UEA.
Second son, Dominic Bradbury, born in Norwich.
Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford.
Appointed Professor of American Studies at the UEA and – with Angus Wilson – co-founds the UEA's MA course in Creative Writing.
Publication of first solo book of criticism, The Social Context
of Modern English Literature.
Visiting Professor at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Publication of The History Man, awarded Royal Society of Literature
First television play, The After Dinner
Game, written with Chris Bigsby, airs on the BBC.
Modernism, edited with Professor J.W. McFarlane, is published.
Television series of The History Man, adapted by Christopher
Hampton, screened by the BBC.
Chair of Judges, Booker Prize for Fiction.
Fanny Hurst Professor (visiting) at Washington University, St Louis,
Publication of Rates of Exchange, shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
Davis Professor (visiting) at the University of Queensland, Australia,
and Visiting Professor at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
Publication of The Modern American Novel.
Death of Arthur Bradbury.
Adaptation of Tom Sharpe's Blott on the Landscape screened by BBC.
Death of Basil Bradbury.
Adaptation of Tom Sharpe's Porterhouse Blue aired by Channel 4,
starring David Jason, awarded Emmy Award.
Anglia TV airs first 'television novel': Anything More Would be
Adaptation of Kingsley Amis' The Green Man, starring Albert Finney,
aired by BBC.
Becomes a part-time Professor of Creative Writing at the UEA.
Made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE).
The Gravy Train & The Gravy Train Goes East aired by Channel 4.
Publication of Doctor Criminale.
Appointed Professorial Fellow, UEA.
Publication of The Modern British Novel.
Death of Doris Bradbury.
Senior Visiting Research Fellow at St John's College, Oxford.
Appointed Professor Emeritus, UEA, after retiring from the UEA to
write full time.
BBC airs adaptation of Stella Gibbon's Cold Comfort Farm, starring
Kate Beckinsale. Also released as a feature film.
First episodes of A Touch of Frost air on ITV, followed by episodes
of Inspector Morse, Dalziel & Pascoe and others.
First performance of the play Inside Trading at the Norwich
Visiting Wells Professor at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Chairman of Judges for the Whitbread Prize.
Knighted for services to Literature in the New Years Honours list.
Publication of last completed novel, To the Hermitage.
Dies in Norwich in November of Crytogenic Organising
Posthumous publication of collected writings, including fragment of
an unfinished novel, Liar's Landscape.