Books by Gordon Bowker

After reading English, Sociology and Philosophy at Nottingham and London Universities Gordon Bowker worked as a lecturer as well as writing dramas and documentaries for radio and television. He has written stories, articles and reviews for a variety of ma

JAMES JOYCE by Gordon Bowker
Released: June 12, 2012

"The narrative path is sometimes obscured by a lush undergrowth of detail, but our guide is wise and the journey is wondrous."
The biographer of Orwell, Lowry and Durrell returns with a massively detailed narrative of the life of the author of Ulysses. Read full book review >
GEORGE ORWELL by Gordon Bowker
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"No matter how many incursions are made into his life, the compelling fascination of this politically and morally crucial author always comes through."
An outstanding, if somewhat superfluous, account of "one of the great misfits of his generation." Read full book review >
Released: June 16, 1997

"A noteworthy success that meets the highest standard of literary biography. (16 pages illustrations, not seen)"
As with his equally masterful biography of Malcolm Lowry (Pursued by Furies, 1995), Bowker here does signal service in reviving a once great literary reputation. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 23, 1995

"Everything a literary biography should be. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A well-honed and meticulously researched, drink-by-drink account of one of literature's greatest squandered talents. Read full book review >