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Andrew Nash

Andrew Nash is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. He was Co-Director of the AHRC-funded project ‘The Impact of Distribution and Reading Patterns on the Novel in Britain, 1880-1940’, and part of the Leverhulme International Network ‘Diasporic Literary Archives: Questions of Location, Ownership and Interpretation’, both based at Reading. He specialises in literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with particular research interests in book and publishing history; Victorian fiction; Scottish literature; the history of authorship; and the publishing firm of Chatto & Windus. He is the author of Kailyard and Scottish Literature (2007), and William Clark Russell and the Victorian Nautical Novel (2014); editor of The Culture of Collected Editions (2003); and co-editor of Literary Cultures and the Material Book (2007), New Directions in the History of the Novel (2014), and Gateway to the Modern: resituating J.M. Barrie (2014). He has also edited several works of Scottish literature, including Farewell Miss Julie Logan: a J.M. Barrie Omnibus (2000), and written essays on the publishing histories of various authors, including Stevenson, Hardy, Lawrence, Beckett, and T.F. Powys. He is a co-editor of the final volume of the Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, covering the period 1914 to the present (forthcoming).