Simon Raven Introduction

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(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Raven, Simon 1927–

Raven is a British novelist, playwright, screenwriter, essayist, and editor. A first-rate storyteller, he is known for his fast-paced social satires of the upper and upper-middle classes. Despite a simplistic approach to character and plot development, Raven's novels succeed as well-plotted entertainments, and have brought him a wide readership. (See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 81-84.)