Patrick Bixby is an Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University and author of Samuel Beckett and the Postcolonial Novel (Cambridge University Press, 2009). He has served as an assistant to the editors of The Letters of Samuel Beckett (2009), and has published essays on Beckett, Joyce, Rushdie and others. His latest publication is “In the Wake of Joyce: Beckett, O’Brien, and the Late Modernist Novel” in A History of the Modernist Novel (2015).