UNC Asheville Professor Merritt Moseley Published Fourth Book;
"Understanding Michael Frayn" Explores Contemporary British Novelist,
Merritt Moseley, UNC Asheville literature and
language professor, recently completed “Understanding Michael Frayn,”
the third book in a collection that examines the works of contemporary
British writers. The book, published by the University of South Carolina
Press, will be available April 21.
A prolific scholarly writer on recent British and
Irish fiction, Moseley is the author of two other titles in this series,
“Understanding Kingsley Amis” and “Understanding Julian Barnes.” He
served as editor and contributed entries for four volumes of the
“Dictionary of Literary Biography” series. Moseley teaches a variety of
literature and humanities courses and serves as UNC Asheville’s Key
Center for Service Learning Professor. Moseley has taught at UNC
Asheville since 1978.
In “Understanding Michael Frayn,” Moseley
introduces readers to the accomplishments of one of England’s most
versatile writers. Frayn garnered widespread acclaim and a number of
honors for his work as a journalist, playwright, novelist, philosopher
and translator. Best known for his play “Noises Off,” he is an eminent
translator of Anton Chekhov and a 2002 recipient of the Booker Prize.
Moseley traces Frayn’s journey, beginning with his satirical journalism
through his development as a playwright.