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Golden share of TLS reviews

Peter Graves, Senior Lecturer in German in the School of Modern Languages, achieved a significant milestone in June when his fiftieth contribution to The Times Literary Supplement was published - a review of three recent German novels. 

His links with the TLS started in the mid-1980s after he sent in a speculative piece on a newly-published collection of German short stories. “They seemed to like it”, he says, “and since then have kept coming back for more”. 

Although he has also written on German history and politics, most of his reviews are of new prose and poetry, and he also advises on books that might be worth discussing in TLS’s pages. “As a researcher on contemporary German Literature, I see it also as part of my task to try to shape its reception in this country and the rest of the English-speaking world, and there’s no more influential journal for doing that than The Times Literary Supplement. And writing for it, of course, can also be quite prestigious.” 

He is now preparing his fifty-first contribution, due to appear in the Frankfurt Book Fair edition of the TLS in October.   

July 2002

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