Selected Critical Bibliography
(References to English-language sources only)
The following is a selection of articles, books, and reviews of my novels.
Adams, Lauren. "Disorderly Fiction." Horn Book 78.5 (2002), 521-29.
Authors and Artists for Young Adults. Vol. 27. Detroit: Gale, 1999.
Campbell, Patty. "The Sand in the Oyster: Prizes and Paradoxes." Horn Book 79.4 (2003), 501-06.
Carlsen, Robert G. "Teaching Literature for the Adolescent: A Historical Perspective." English Journal (Nov.    1984), 28-30.
Chambers, Aidan. "Aidan Chambers." In Something About the Author Autobiography Series. Vol. 12. Detroit:    Gale, 1991. 37-55.
Chambers, Aidan. "Ways of Telling: From Writer to Reader: An Author Reads Himself" in Booktalk: Occasional    Writing on Literature and Children. London: Bodley Head, 1985, and Woodchester: Thimble Press, 1995, pp    92-115.
Contemporary Literary Criticism. Vol. 35. Detroit: Gale, 1985. 97-101.
Gill, David S. "Aidan Chambers: Monk, Writer, Critic." ALAN Review (Fall 1997), 11- 12.
Gowar, Mick. "Interview with Aidan Chambers." In Living Writers: A New Approach to English Novelists. Eds.    Mick Gowar and Dennis Hanley. London: Nelson, 1992. 111-115.
Hipple, Ted. "Aidan Chambers." In Writers for Young Adults. Vol. 1. Ed. Ted Hipple. New York: Scribner's, 1997.    219-227.
O'Sullivan, Emer. "Losses and Gains in Translation: Some Remarks on the translation of humour in the books of    Aidan Chambers". In Children's Literature 26, 1998. 185-204.
Reynolds, Kimberley. Children's Literature in the 1880s and the 1900s. Plymouth: Northcote House, 1994.    48-58.
Richardson, Charlotte. A 14 yr old student's essay on Now I Know. In "Readers Write" on Aidan Chambers'    Official Website:
Russell, Mary Harris. The Spiritual Geography of Domestic and Narrative Spaces in Aidan Chambers' Dance    Sequence. In The Lion and the Unicorn Vol. 32 No. 1, January 2008. 61-81.
Silvey, Anita, ed. Children's Books and Their Creators. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. St. James Guide to    Young Adult Writers, 2nd ed. Detroit: St. James, 1999.
Smith, Kate. Meeting and Rescue in Aidan Chambers' novels. In "Readers Write" on Aidan Chambers' Official    Website:
Trites, Roberta. Disturbing the Universe: Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature. Iowa City: University    of Iowa Press, 2004.+
Watson, Victor. "Introduction." Coming of Age in Children's Literature. Eds. Margaret Meek and Victor Watson.    London: Continuum, 2005. 37-40.
Westwater, Martha. Chapter Five, "The Dilemma of Melancholy" in Giant Despair meets Hopeful: Kristevan    Readings in Adolescent Fiction. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2000. 91-110.
Charlotte Wu. Love, Loss and Longing in Aidan Chambers' novels. In "Readers Write" on Aidan Chambers's    Official Website:
Book-length studies
Pearson, Lucy. The Making of Modern Children's Literature in Britain: Publishing and Critisism in the 1960s and 1970s. Ashgate Publishing, 2013.
Chambers, Nancy, Ed. Reading the Novels of Aidan Chambers: Seven Essays: Woodchester: Thimble Press,    2009.
Greenway, Betty. Aidan Chambers: Master Literary Choreographer. Scarecrow Press. 2006. 132pp.
Book Reviews (Selected)
Books for Keeps, Jan. 1999, Val Randall, rev. of Postcards From No Man's Land, p. 27.
Booklist, May 2002, Hazel Rochman, starred rev of Postcards from No Man's Land;
August 2006, Michael Cart, starred rev. of This Is All
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Sept. 1995, p. 9.
Carousel, Autumn 2005, Pat Thomson, rev of This Is All and survey of all six novels in the Dance Sequence, pp.    38-39.
Christian Science Monitor, June 6, 1986.
Commonweal, May 11, 2003, Daria Donnelly, rev. of Postcards.
Daily Telegraph, Feb. 13,1999, Tony Bradman. "Stories of War and the Pity of War."
Drama, Winter 1968. Growing Point, Nov. 1978, Margery Fisher, rev. of Breaktime; July 1982, Margery Fisher,    rev. of Dance On My Grave, p. 3928.
The Hindu, May 1, 2003, Prema Srinivasan, rev. of Postcards.
Horn Book, March 1985, Gregory Maquire, rev. Dance on My Grave p 308; June 1987, p. 307; Jan/Feb 1989,    Ethel L. Heins, rev. NIK: Now I Know, pp. 76-77; July/Aug 2002, Gregory Maquire, starred rev. of Postcards    from No Man's Land; Aug/Sept, Roger Sutton, rev. This Is All.
Kirkus Reviews, 15 April 2002, starred rev. of Postcards from No Man's Land;1 Sept 2006, starred rev of This Is    All.
Lambda Book Report, Feb/Mar 2003, Nancy Garden, rev. of Postcards.
Lion and the Unicorn, Winter 1979-1980, Geraldine DeLuca, rev. of Breaktime, pp. 125- 48.
Magpies, May 1993, Melanie Guile, rev. of NIK: Now I Know, p. 33; May 1999, Anne Briggs, rev. of Postcards    From No Man's Land, pp. 37-38; Nov 2005, Lyn Linning, rev. of This Is All, p. 39.
New York Times Book Review, April 29, 1979, Richard Yates, rev. of Breaktime, p. 30.
Observer, Feb. 1999, rev. of Postcards From No Man's Land, p. 15.
Publishers Weekly, June 1995, rev. of The Toll Bridge, p. 62; July 2002, Kit Alderdice, starred rev. of Postcards    from No Man's Land.
School Librarian, Autumn 2005, Peter Hollindale, rev. of This Is All, p. 165-6.
School Library Journal, July 1995, Margaret Cole, rev. of The Toll Bridge, p. 92.
Times (London), July 10, 2000, Nicolette Jones, "Why Teeny Minds Are Thinking Big," pp. B18-B19.
Times Educational Supplement, Feb. 19, 1999, Janni Howker, rev. of Postcards From No Man's Land, p. 23.    Times Literary Supplement, Oct. 16, 1969; Nov. 23, 1973, rev. of Introducing Books to Children; Dec. 1, 1978;    July 18, 1980; July 23, 1982; Nov. 26, 1982, David Rees, rev. of Dance On My Grave; Sept. 30, 1983; Aug. 16,    1985, Lachlan Mackinnon, rev. of Booktalk; April 3, 1987, Colin Greenland, rev. of NIK: Now I Know.
Wilson Library Bulletin, May 1988, pp. 78-79.


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