The Right to an Answer is a darkly comic 1960 novel by Anthony Burgess, the first of his repatriate years. One of its themes is the disillusionment of the returning exile. The critic William H Pritchard described the novel in a 1966 publication as "surely Burgess' most engaging novel".
F.X. Enderby, an eccentric British poet, is briefly separated from his muse, when he meets Vesta Bainbridge, a features editor, and marries her