Christopher Priest 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.
This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Science, Radio and Invention Day in Chelmsford on Saturday 25 March.
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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
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