25 March 2017, 13:00 - 14:15
Leading British science fiction writer and award-winning master of speculative fiction, Christopher Priest (The Prestige), talks to Professor Sarah Brown about his life’s work and new novel. The Gradual is a haunting tale about time-travel and memory, the latest in the Dream Archipelago series, a world of varied, unmappable islands which the author has been writing about since the 1970s.
Christopher was born in Cheshire, England. He has been a full-time writer since 1968, publishing fourteen novels, four short story collections and a number of other books, including critical works, biographies, novelizations and children’s non-fiction. In 1996, Priest won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel The Prestige, which later won the World Fantasy Award. The Prestige was turned into a film by Warner Bros, receiving two Academy Award nominations. Christopher is Vice-President of the H G Wells Society, and has written for radio, television, and many newspapers and magazines.
'The Gradual is a time travel story, but one unlike any other I have read… The result is amazing, haunting, eloquently baffling and clever.' Adam Roberts, The Guardian.