Other Literary Forms

(Literary Essentials: Short Fiction Masterpieces)

Alan Sillitoe’s more than three dozen published books include novels, collections of poetry, books for children, as well as travel literature, essays, and plays. Four of his books, including The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner and The Ragman’s Daughter have been made into films. His first novel, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958), was also produced in a stage adaptation, and his second, The General (1960), carried the film title Counterpoint.