Guest of Honour: Christopher Priest
Christopher Priest was born in Cheshire, England but now lives on the Scottish island of Bute. He has published sixteen novels, five short story collections, and other works including novelisations and children’s non-fiction. He has contributed to various newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The New Statesman, and The Scotsman, and written drama for BBC Radio 4, Thames TV and HTV. In 2006, his novel The Prestige was adapted and made into a major Hollywood film, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman, which received two Academy Award nominations. Two more of his novels are currently in preparation for filming.
Chris has won the BSFA award for best novel four times – for Inverted World, The Extremes, The Separation, and The Islanders – and the BSFA award for short fiction for the short story Palely Loitering. The Prestige was awarded both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1995 and the World Fantasy Award (Novel) in 1996. He has been nominated for Hugo Awards in the Best Novel, Best Novella, Best Novelette, and Best Non-Fiction Book categories.
His latest publication is Expect Me Tomorrow, published in September 2022. For more information and a full bibliography of his writing see: