Welcome to the Walter Greenwood: Not Just Love on the Dole Site.

This site will explore the life, literary career and historical and social context of the working-class writer, Walter Greenwood (1903-1974). He is best remembered for his 1933 unemployment novel, Love on the Dole (and the subsequent play version, 1935, and later film version, 1941). Those works will receive some attention, but so too will the whole of his career as a professional writer and the other once famous works he wrote which have now dropped out of sight. These include ten further novels, short stories, a number of plays and film scripts.

I have recently published the first book about Greenwood (see link below to Liverpool University Press Catalogue), but there is much more still to say! I hope this website will supplement the book and cover some aspects of his career which I did not have room for there. I also hope it will  promote debate about his work and allow the general reader, students and lecturers to access forgotten information and materials about the most celebrated working-class author of the nineteen thirties (and after ), as well as about his context and contemporaries. – Chris Hopkins


Liverpool University Press Catalogue:  https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/doi/book/10.3828/9781786941145

Reviews of Walter Greenwood’s Love on the Dole: Novel, Play, Film (Liverpool University Press, 2018) by Chris Hopkins

If you would like to keep up with new articles about Greenwood as they appear on this site, do click the blue FOLLOW button below in the left-hand corner. If you would like to look at the current state of the web-site and future plans see: Walter Greenwood Web-site Development Plan

(The right of Chris Hopkins to be identified as the author of this blog has been asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.  Quotations for the purposes of criticism and review are, of course, welcome).