VALENTINE DAVID CUNNINGHAM OBE (born 1944) is a retired professor of
English language and literature at the
University of Oxford
University of Oxford . He
tutors in English Language and Literature at Corpus Christi College,
Oxford , where he is an Emeritus Fellow and served as Vice President.
His specialism is modern
English literature and literary theory . He
has written a number of books, including a 2008 biography of Charles
Dickens . He was on the panel of judges for the
Booker Prize in both
1992 and 1998. He frequently reviews books for a number of UK and US
newspapers and journals.
Cunningham was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire
(OBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to scholarship and the
understanding of humanities. He is an alumnus of Keble College,
* ^ "No. 61803".
The London Gazette
The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2016.
* ^ "New Year\'s Honours list 2017" (PDF ).
Gov.uk . Government
Digital Service . 30 December 2016. p. 27. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
* ^ Keble College Address List, 1965; p.