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I’m James Bradley, novelist and critic. My books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, the first two books of The Change Trilogy for young adults, The Silent Invasion and The Buried Ark, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilusand The Penguin Book of the Ocean. I’ve also written short fiction and comics. My latest novel, Ghost Species, was published in 2020, and I’m currently working on a new novel and a book of non-fiction.

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, Cosmos Magazine, Meanjin, Heat, The Weekend AustralianThe Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. In 2012 I was awarded the Pascall Prize for Criticism, and I’ve also been nominated for a Walkley Award and shortlisted twice for the Bragg Prize for Science Writing. You’ll find links to a selection of my reviews and articles on the Non-Fiction page.

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.