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I’m James Bradley, novelist and critic. My books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. I’ve recently finished a trilogy of young adult science fiction novels, the first of which, The Silent Invasion, will be published in April 2017 by Pan Macmillan Australia, and I’m working on a new adult novel which will be published in 2018 by Hamish Hamilton.

As well as writing fiction I write and review for numerous 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 Weekend AustralianThe Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. In 2012 I was awarded the Pascall Prize for Criticism. 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. If you’d like to know more this interview in the Sydney Review of Books isn’t a bad place to begin.



Photo by Nicholas Purcell.