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I’m James Bradley, novelist and critic. My books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and most recently Clade, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. I’m currently finishing the third part of a trilogy of Young Adult science fiction novels, the first of which will be published by Pan Macmillan in early 2017, and working on a new adult novel which will be published in 2017 or 2018.

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 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.



Photo by Nicholas Purcell.