After the Celebration takes off where Gelder and Salzman's previous book, ""The New Diversity: Australian Fiction 1970-1988"", ends. In ""After the Celebration"", they look at the major genres of Australian fiction that have flourished in Australia since 1988, from the popular - crime fiction, science fiction, fantasy, romance and the action blockbuster - to the literary. How does Australian fiction fare in the age of globalisation?
Ken Gelder is Professor of Literary Studies at The University of Melbourne. His previous books include The Anthology of Colonial Australian Gothic Fiction (MUP, 2007) and The Anthology of Colonial Australian Crime Fiction (MUP, 2008). He is also co-author, with Jane M. Jacobs, of Uncanny Australia: Sacredness and Identity in a Postcolonial Nation (MUP, 1998). Paul Salzman is Associate Professor of English Literature at La Trobe University. His previous books include Literary Culture in Jacobean England: Reading 1621 (2002) and Reading Early Modern Women's Writing (2007). He is the co-author, with Ken Gelder, of The New Diversity: Australian Fiction 1970-1988.