Melville, Pauline

About Pauline Melville

Pauline Melville on Contemporary Writers, 2002.

Stanciu, Tanya. Tales of Love and Disaster. Gadfly Online, 1999 (March).

Jaggi, Maya. Pauline Melville., 2010 (January 2).


Davies, Stevie. Eating Air, by Pauline Melville. The Independent, 2009 (October 2).

King, Bruce. Pauline Melville. The Migration of Ghosts. World Literature Today on Jstor, Vol. 73 No. 1, 1999 (Winter).

King, Bruce. Pauline Melville. The Ventriloquist's Tale. World Literature Today on Jstor, Vol 72. No. 3, 1998 (Summer).

Morris, Mervyn. Cross-Cultural Impersonations: Pauline Melville's "Shape-shifter". ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, 24:1, 1993 (January).


Metcalfe, Anna. Interview with Pauline Melville.  Financial Times via Repeating Islands, 2010 (January 12).

Smriti, Daniel. The Guyanese Connection. The Sunday Times, 2010 (December 26).

Tonkin, Boyd. One Minute With: Pauline Melville. The Independent, 2009 (September 4).


Harris, Wilson. The Open Door. Journal of Modern Literature Vol. 20 No. 1 on JSTOR, 1996 (Summer).

Stouck, Jordan. "Return and Leave and Return Again": Pauline Melville's Historical Entanglements. Anthurium: A Carribean Studies Journal Vol. 3 Issue 1, 2005 (Spring).

Williams Renk, Kathleen. "Magic that Battles Death": Pauline Melville's Marvellous Realism. The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Vol. 44 No. 1, 2009 (March).


Audio und Audiovisual Material

Guirra, Angel. A conversation with Pauline Melville on her experience described in The Open Door.Youtube, added in 2010 (August 7).




Contemporary Writers

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Literary Reference Center

A Dictionary of Writers

Plot Summaries

 Kindlers Literatur Lexikon  

Literary Reference Center

Secondary Literature:

see Research Section



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