Biography

Christopher Bigsby, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Arts, is an award winning academic, novelist and biographer. His first novel (of five), Hester, won the McKitterick Prize. Beautiful Dreamer (2002) was an American Library Association Notable Book. With Don Wilmeth, he won the Bernard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History and the George Freedley Jury Award for The Cambridge History of the American Theatre. His biography of Arthur Miller was shortlisted for the James Taite Black Memorial Prize, the Sheridan Morley Prize and the George Freedley Memorial Award. It was a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 and was joint winner of the American Studies network Award. His is also winner of the Betty Jean Jones Award for Outstanding Teacher of American Theatre and Drama.

As a broadcaster, he presented Radio 4’s Kaleidoscope for over eight years, as well as Radio 3’s Third Ear and Radio 4’s Off the Page. He was also presenter of Radio 3’s First Night and Radio 4’s Present Voices, Past Words and The Index as well as presenting editions of The Archive Hour and Centurions. He has made television programmes on John Steinbeck, Mark Twain, and Edith Wharton. He has reviewed for a number of national newspapers (including The Guardian, The Independent and The Daily Telegraph)and his programme notes have appeared in theatres throughout the UK, in Australia, Canada and the United States. For 18 years he was Director of the British Council’s flagship Cambridge Seminar and has travelled widely on its behalf

He has published some fifty books, including his recent two-volume biography of Arthur Miller (PDF 105 KB). His most recent books (2013) are Viewing America: 21st Century Television Drama and volume 5 of Writers in Conversation with Christopher Bigsby.
 
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Bigsby, C.

(2013)

Writers in Conversation with Christopher Bigsby

Unthank Books

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2013)

Viewing America : Twenty-First Century Television Drama

Cambridge University Press

ISBN 978-1107619746

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2011)

Arthur Miller: 1962-2005

Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN 9780297863151

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2011)

Writers in Conversation Vol.3

Unthank

ISBN 978-0-9564223-4-7

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2011)

Writers in Conversation Vol.4

Unthank

ISBN 978-0-9564223-5-4

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2010)

Are We All Cain? Arthur Miller and the Holocaust

In: The Holocaust, Art, and Taboo: Transatlantic Exchanges on the Ethics and Aesthetics of Representation.

Heidelberg

pp. 95-108

ISBN 9783825357344

UEA Repository

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Bigsby, C.

(2010)

Arthur Miller: Realism, Language, Poetry

in Proceedings of the British Academy

167.

pp. 1-15

UEA Repository

(Article)


Bigsby, C.

(2009)

David Mamet: Welcome to the Family

In: David Mamet's Work in Different Genres and Media.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing

pp. 33-49

ISBN 9781443813556

UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Bigsby, C.

(2008)

Arthur Miller 1915-1962

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson

ISBN 9780674035058

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2008)

One Hundred Days: One Hundred Nights

Metheun

ISBN 9780413776563

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C. (ed.)

(2007)

Cambridge Companion to August Wilson

Cambridge University Press

ISBN 978-0-521-86606-4 (hardback) 978-0-521-68506-1 (paperback)

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2007)

Neil LaBute: Stage and Cinema

Cambridge University Press

ISBN 9780521882545

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2006)

Beautiful Dreamer

Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, New York

ISBN 0312355831

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2006)

The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Culture

Cambridge University Press

ISBN 0521601096

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2006)

Remembering and Imagining the Holocaust: The Chain of Memory (Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre)

Cambridge University Press

ISBN 052186934X

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2005)

Arthur Miller: A Critical Study

Cambridge University Press

ISBN 0521844169

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2005)

Remembering Arthur Miller

Meuthen

ISBN 0413775526

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C., Howard Temperley, [. V.

(2005)

A New Introduction to American Studies

Longman

ISBN 0582894379

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2004)

The Cambridge Companion to David Mamet

Cambridge University Press

ISBN 0521894689

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2001)

Writers in Conversation Vol. 2

Pen and Ink Press

ISBN 1902913094

UEA Repository

(Book)


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All Publications

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Bigsby, C.

(2013)

Writers in Conversation with Christopher Bigsby

Unthank Books

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2013)

Viewing America : Twenty-First Century Television Drama

Cambridge University Press

ISBN 978-1107619746

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2011)

Arthur Miller: 1962-2005

Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN 9780297863151

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2011)

Writers in Conversation Vol.3

Unthank

ISBN 978-0-9564223-4-7

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2011)

Writers in Conversation Vol.4

Unthank

ISBN 978-0-9564223-5-4

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(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2010)

Are We All Cain? Arthur Miller and the Holocaust

In: The Holocaust, Art, and Taboo: Transatlantic Exchanges on the Ethics and Aesthetics of Representation.

Heidelberg

pp. 95-108

ISBN 9783825357344

UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Bigsby, C.

(2010)

Arthur Miller: Realism, Language, Poetry

in Proceedings of the British Academy

167.

pp. 1-15

UEA Repository

(Article)


Bigsby, C.

(2009)

David Mamet: Welcome to the Family

In: David Mamet's Work in Different Genres and Media.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing

pp. 33-49

ISBN 9781443813556

UEA Repository

(Chapter)


Bigsby, C.

(2008)

Arthur Miller 1915-1962

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson

ISBN 9780674035058

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2008)

One Hundred Days: One Hundred Nights

Metheun

ISBN 9780413776563

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C. (ed.)

(2007)

Cambridge Companion to August Wilson

Cambridge University Press

ISBN 978-0-521-86606-4 (hardback) 978-0-521-68506-1 (paperback)

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2007)

Neil LaBute: Stage and Cinema

Cambridge University Press

ISBN 9780521882545

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2006)

Beautiful Dreamer

Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, New York

ISBN 0312355831

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2006)

The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Culture

Cambridge University Press

ISBN 0521601096

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2006)

Remembering and Imagining the Holocaust: The Chain of Memory (Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre)

Cambridge University Press

ISBN 052186934X

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2005)

Arthur Miller: A Critical Study

Cambridge University Press

ISBN 0521844169

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2005)

Remembering Arthur Miller

Meuthen

ISBN 0413775526

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C., Howard Temperley, [. V.

(2005)

A New Introduction to American Studies

Longman

ISBN 0582894379

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2004)

The Cambridge Companion to David Mamet

Cambridge University Press

ISBN 0521894689

UEA Repository

(Book)


Bigsby, C.

(2001)

Writers in Conversation Vol. 2

Pen and Ink Press

ISBN 1902913094

UEA Repository

(Book)


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Key Research Interests

Aspects of English and American culture, from African American literature and popular culture to theatre.

 

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Arthur Miller Biography - listed for The Sheridan Morley Prize, The James Tate Memorial Prize, and The George Freedley Memorial Award; winner of the American Studies Network Prize

Professional Activities

  • The Barnard Hewitt Award for outstanding research in theatre history awarded by the American Society for Theatre Research
  • The Special Jury Prize for Distinguished Achievement awarded by the Theatre Library Association [awarded jointly with Professor Don Wilmeth]
  • The Betty Jean Jones Award for Outstanding Teacher of American Theatre and Drama, an award of the American Theatre and Drama Society
  • Janet Grayson Lecture, Keene State College, 2008
  • Harmsworth Lecture, Oxford University
  • Sarah Tryphena Phillips Lecture, British Academy