James Bradley is a writer and critic. His books include the novels, Clade, Wrack, The Deep Field and The Resurrectionist, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus, and as editor, The Penguin Book of the Ocean. In addition to being widely translated, James’ novels have won or been shortlisted for a number of awards, including The Age Fiction Book of the Year Award, the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and the Miles Franklin Award. As well as writing fiction and poetry, The Resurrectionist was an international bestseller and selected in the UK as a ‘Richard and Judy Summer Read’. James’ reviews and essays have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as The Times Literary Supplement, The Australian Literary Review, The Guardian, The Monthly, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Heat and The Sydney Morning Herald. He was the recipient of the 2012 Pascall Prize for the Australian Critic of the Year and is a Course Director for Faber Academy at Allen & Unwin.