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I’m James Bradley, novelist and writer. My books include the 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. My new novel, Clade, was published in 2015.

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 ReviewAustralian 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.



Photo by Nicholas Purcell.


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