I’m James Bradley, novelist and writer. I’ve published three novels, Wrack, The Deep Field and the international bestseller The Resurrectionist, all of which have been widely translated and won or been shortlisted for major literary awards, and a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus. I’ve also edited two anthologies: Blur, a collection of stories by young Australian writers and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. I’m currently working on a new novel and a collection of stories, one or both of which will hopefully appear some time in 2014.
As well as writing fiction and poetry, I write and review for a wide variety of Australian and international publications. Publications in which my work has appeared include The Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Australian Literary Review, Australian Book Review, The Monthly, Locus, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Heat, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. In 2012 I was awarded the Pascall Prize for Criticism (if you’d like to know more you can check out the Judge’s Report and my Acceptance Speech). Links to a selection of my reviews and articles are available on the Writing page of this site.
I live in Sydney, Australia, with my partner, the novelist Mardi McConnochie, and our daughters, Annabelle and Lila.
There’s a slightly cheesy publicity shot of me glowering at the camera below.
Photo by Bronwyn Rennex.