Working class literature: reading guide

Libcom.org's reading guide on literature with a focus on work and accurate representations of working class life, culture and resistance to power.

American

Alfred Bester

Charles Bukowski

Harlan Ellison

William Gibson and Bruce Sterling

Ben Hamper

Joseph Heller

Ernest Hemingwey

Ursula Le Guin

Jack London

Lorrie Moore

Eugene Nelson

Hubert Selby Jr.

Clancy Sigal

Upton Sinclair

John Steinbeck

Harvey Swados

Dalton Trumbo

Kurt Vonnegut

Australian

David Ireland

Nadia Wheatley

British

Sid Chaplin

Jack Common

Alexander Cordell

Charles Dickens

Thomas Hardy

DD Johnston

James Kelman

Patrick Hamilton

Alexander McArthur and H. Kingsley Long

William McIlvanney

George Orwell

David Peace

Alan Sillitoe

Jeff Torrington

Robert Tressel

Alan Warner

Jeanette Winterson

Czech

Jaroslav Hašek

Frank Kafka

Karel Čapek