As a novelist, David Lodge has made his mark in three seemingly distinct yet, in Lodge’s case, surprisingly congruent areas: as a writer of Catholic novels, as a writer of “campus fiction,” and as a writer of works that somehow manage to be at once realist and postmodern. The publication of Changing Places in 1975 and Small World nine years later brought Lodge to the attention of a much larger (especially American) audience than he had enjoyed previously. Changing Places won both the Yorkshire Post and Hawthornden prizes, How Far Can You Go? received the Whitbread Award, and Nice Work was short-listed for Great Britain’s prestigious Booker Prize and was named Sunday Express Book of the Year. For his television miniseries adaptation of Charles Dickens’s 1844 novel Martin Chuzzlewit, Lodge received the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1995, and in 1996 he was a regional winner and finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Therapy. He was made Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1997 and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1998.