These are novels with a university setting, satirical, written by former or practising academics. Of these, I've read "Nice Work" by David Lodge - a hybrid of the academic novel with the 19th century tradition. This novel is part of a trilogy, also consisting of "Changing Places" and "Small World." Other such novels are: - Kingsley Amis - "Lucky Jim" - Randall Jarrell - "Pictures from an Institution" - Malcolm Bradbury - "The History Man" American novelists tend towards anguish and relationships, while the British are more concerned with casting a cold eye on the harsh world of academic politics. Do you like this kind of novels?