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Christopher Priest


(Christopher McKenzie Priest)
UK flag (b.1943)
Husband of Leigh Kennedy

aka John Luther Novak, Colin Wedgelock

Christopher Priest's novels have built him an inimitable dual reputation as a contemporary literary novelist and a leading figure in modern SF and fantasy. His novel THE PRESTIGE is unique in winning both a major literary prize (THE JAMES TAIT BLACK AWARD and a major genre prize THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD); THE SEPARATION won both the ARTHUR C. CLARKE and the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARDS. THE ISLANDERS won both the BSFA and John W. Campbell awards. He was selected for the original BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS in 1983.
. He lives on the  Isle of Bute.
 
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Anthologies containing stories by Christopher Priest
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Short stories
The Interrogator (1969)
The Perihelion Man (1969)
Real-Time World [short story] (1971)
The Head and the Hand (1972)
The Inverted World [short story] (1973)
Men of Good Value (1975)
An Infinite Summer [short story] (1976)
The Negation (1978)
The Watched (1978)Hugo (nominee)
Whores (1978)
Palely Loitering (1979)Hugo (nominee)
The Miraculous Cairn (1980)


Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1973) : Fugue for a Darkening Island
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1975) : The Inverted World
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1979) : The Watched
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1980) : Palely Loitering
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : The Prestige
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1995) : The Prestige
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (1996) : The Prestige
World Fantasy Best Novel winner (1996) : The Prestige
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (1999) : The Extremes
British Science Fiction Association Best Novel winner (2002) : The Separation
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book winner (2003) : The Separation
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2003) : The Separation
British Science Fiction Association Best Book winner (2011) : The Islanders
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (2012) : The Islanders
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2014) : The Adjacent
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2014) : The Adjacent


Christopher Priest recommends
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Witchwater Country (1986)
Garry Kilworth
"[His] finest novel to date, a book about growing up in semi-rural England. A novel with shifting levels of alienness and normality, it dwells on the macabre internal world of adolescence while reminding us of its ordinariness."

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