Christopher Priest

Christopher Priest

Christopher Priest was born in Cheshire, England. He began writing soon after leaving school and has been a full-time freelance writer since 1968.

He has published thirteen novels, four short story collections and a number of other books, including critical works, biographies, novelizations and children's non-fiction.

His novel The Separation won both the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the BSFA Award. In 1996 Priest won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel The Prestige. He has been nominated four times for the Hugo award. He has won several awards abroad, including the Kurd Lasswitz Award (Germany), the Eurocon Award (Yugoslavia), the Ditmar Award (Australia), and Le Grand Prix de L'Imaginaire (France). In 2001 he was awarded the Prix Utopia (France) for lifetime achievement.

He has written drama for radio (BBC Radio 4) and television (Thames TV and HTV). In 2006, The Prestige was filmed by Warner Bros. Directed by Christopher Nolan, The Prestige went to No.1 US box office in its first week It received two Academy Award nominations. Another novel, The Glamour, is about to be filmed in the UK by director Gerald McMorrow. The Prestige has been adapted for the stage, with productions in preparation in London, France and Moscow.

He is Vice-President of the H. G. Wells Society. In 2007, an exhibition of installation art based on his novel The Affirmation was mounted in London.

As a journalist he has written features and reviews for The Times, the Guardian, the Independent, the New Statesman, the Scotsman, and many different magazines.

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Speculative Fiction Novels (22)
2019  Episodes
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2018  An American Story
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2016  The Gradual
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2013  The Adjacent
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2011  The Islanders
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2002  The Separation
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1999  The Dream Archipelago
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1999  Omnibus 1: The Space Machine & A Dream of Wessex
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1999  Omnibus 2: Inverted World & Fugue for a Darkening Island
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1999  eXistenZ
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1998  The Extremes
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1995  The Prestige
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1990  The Quiet Woman
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1984  The Glamour
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1981  The Affirmation
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1979  An Infinite Summer
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1977  A Dream of Wessex
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1976  The Space Machine
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1974  The Inverted World
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1974  Real-Time World
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1972  Fugue for a Darkening Island
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1970  Indoctrinaire
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