Malcolm Bradbury was born in Sheffield in 1932, and was educated at the University College of Leicester, Queen Mary College, London, Indiana University in the United States, and the University of Manchester. He was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, has lectured at Birmingham University, and has been Professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia since 1970.
One of our sharpest and most penetrating contemporary social satirists, Malcolm Bradbury is the author of the best-selling books Stepping Westward, Who Do You Think You Are? (a collection of short stories), The History Man and The After Dinner Game (a collection of his television plays). Rates of Exchange, his first novel since the classic The History Man, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1983 and has firmly established him as one of Britain's major novelists.