Christopher Priest

Timeline

Chronology (in descending order)

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1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s

2005

(Please also see future events)

Guest Speaker: Bath Literature Festival, Bath, Great Britain

Kingston Readers' Festival, Kingston, Great Britain

Borders, Brighton, Great Britain

Copenhagen, Danmark

Guest of Honour: World Science Fiction Convention, Glasgow, Great Britain
Fiction: THE PRESTIGE re-published by Gollancz (UK)

THE QUIET WOMAN re-published by Cosmos (USA)

THE SEPARATION published by Old Earth Books (USA)

2004

Guest Speaker: Bristol, Great Britain

Nantes, France

Guest of Honour: Blackpool, Great Britain

Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany

Member of Competition Jury: Catalunya International Fantasy Film Festival, Sitges, Catalonia, Spain
Tutor: Arvon Foundation writers' course, Devon, Great Britain
Fiction: THE SEPARATION re-published by Gollancz (UK)

2003

Guest Speaker: Birmingham, Great Britain
Awards: BSFA Award -- THE SEPARATION

Arthur C. Clarke Award -- THE SEPARATION

Award Nomination: Sidewise Award for Alternate History -- THE SEPARATION

2002

Fiction: THE SEPARATION published by Scribner (UK)
Guest Speaker: Nantes, France
Sandwell, Great Britain

2001

Guest Speaker: Galway, Ireland

Nantes, France

The Hague, Netherlands

Awards: Prix Utopia – Lifetime Achievement Award (France)

Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire – La nouvelle étrangère – Retour au foyer (The Discharge)

2000

Guest Speaker: Venice, Italy

Nantes, France

Maastricht, Netherlands

Guest of Honour: Birmingham, Great Britain

1999

Fiction: THE DREAM ARCHIPELAGO published by Earthlight, Simon & Schuster (UK)

CHRISTOPHER PRIEST OMNIBUS 1 (The Space Machine and A Dream of Wessex) published by Earthlight, Simon & Schuster (UK)

CHRISTOPHER PRIEST OMNIBUS 2 (Inverted World and Fugue For a Darkening Island) published by Earthlight, Simon & Schuster (UK)

Award: BSFA Award -- THE EXTREMES
Award Nomination: Arthur C. Clarke Award - THE EXTREMES
Guest Speaker: Poitiers, France

The Hague, Netherlands

1998

Fiction: THE EXTREMES published by Simon & Schuster (UK). Also published by St Martin's Press (US).
Guest Speaker: Rochester Literary Festival

1997

Guest of Honour: Exeter, Great Britain
Guest Speaker: Edinburgh Book Festival, Great Britain

1996

Fiction: THE GLAMOUR [revised edition] published by Simon & Schuster (UK)
Award: World Fantasy Award -- THE PRESTIGE
Award Nominations: Arthur C. Clarke Award -- THE PRESTIGE

BSFA Award -- THE PRESTIGE

Guest of Honour: London, Great Britain

Leipzig, Germany

Guest Speaker: Cascais, Portugal

1995

Fiction: THE PRESTIGE, Simon & Schuster (UK). Also published by St Martin's Press (US).
Award: James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction -- THE PRESTIGE
Award Nomination: Hugo Award -- Best Non-fiction -- THE BOOK ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER
Guest of Honour: Geraardsbergen, Belgium

Freiburg, Germany

The Hague, Netherlands

1994

Non-fiction (criticism): THE BOOK ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER, Fantagraphics Books (US)

1993

Radio Play: THE GLAMOUR, BBC Radio 4
Guest Speaker: Brighton Arts Festival

1990

Fiction: THE QUIET WOMAN, Bloomsbury (UK)

1989

Fiction: THE AFFIRMATION re-published as Victor Gollancz SF Classic
Guest Speaker: Dorset Literature Festival

1988

Fiction: THE SPACE MACHINE re-published as Victor Gollancz SF Classic
Award: Kurd Lasswitz Award -- Best Foreign Novel -- THE GLAMOUR

1987

Fiction: INVERTED WORLD re-published as Victor Gollancz SF Classic.

DER TRAUMARCHIPEL, Luchterhand (Germany)

Guest Speaker: British Council Tour, Munich, Germany

1985

Guest Speaker: Collogue International de Nice, France
Guest of Honour: Stockholm, Sweden

1984

Fiction: THE GLAMOUR, Jonathan Cape (UK). Also published by Doubleday & Company (US).
Television Play: THE WATCHED, Thames Television
Guest of Honour: Nancy, France

Brighton, Great Britain

1983

Promotion: "Best of Young British Novelists"

1982

Award: Ditmar Award -- Best International Novel -- THE AFFIRMATION
Guest Speaker: Adelaide Festival, Writers' Week, Australia

1981

Fiction: THE AFFIRMATION, Faber & Faber (UK). Also published by Charles Scribner's Sons (US).

L'ARCHIPEL DU RÈVE, Jean-Claude Lattès (France)

Television Play: RETURN TO THE LABYRINTH, HTV
Guest of Honour: Rotterdam, Netherlands

1980

Award Nomination: Hugo Award -- Best Novelette -- Palely Loitering
Guest Speaker: Lancaster Literary Festival, Great Britain

1979

Fiction: AN INFINITE SUMMER, Faber & Faber (UK). Also published by Charles Scribner's Sons (US).

LE LIVRE D'OR DE LA SCIENCE FICTION -- CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, Presses-Pocket (France).

STARS OF ALBION (Anthology -- edited with Robert Holdstock), Pan Books (UK)

Radio Reading: THE SPACE MACHINE, BBC Radio 4, 'Storytime' (10 parts)
Award: BSFA Award -- Best short story -- Palely Loitering
Award Nomination: Hugo Award -- Best Novella -- The Watched
Guest of Honour: Metz, France

Birmingham, Great Britain

Eindhoven, Holland

1978

Fiction: ANTICIPATIONS, Faber & Faber (UK). Also published by Charles Scribner's Sons (US).
Guest Speaker: H. G. Wells Society, London, Great Britain

1977

Fiction: A DREAM OF WESSEX, Faber & Faber (UK). Also published by Charles Scribner's Sons (US).
Award: Ditmar Award -- Best International Novel -- THE SPACE MACHINE
Guest Speaker: Newcastle Festival, Great Britain
Guest of Honour: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

1976

Fiction: THE SPACE MACHINE, Faber & Faber (UK). Also published by Harper & Row (US).
Guest of Honour: Metz, France

1975

Award Nomination: Hugo Award -- Best Novel -- INVERTED WORLD
Guest of Honour: Salon-de-Provence, France

1974

Fiction: INVERTED WORLD, Faber & Faber (UK). Also published by Harper & Row (US).

REAL-TIME WORLD, New English Library (UK)

Award: BSFA Award -- Best Novel -- INVERTED WORLD

1972

Fiction: FUGUE FOR A DARKENING ISLAND, Faber & Faber (UK). Also published by Harper & Row (US).
Award: John W. Campbell Jr Memorial Award - Outstanding British Novel - FUGUE FOR A DARKENING ISLAND

1970

Fiction: INDOCTRINAIRE, Faber & Faber (UK). Also published by Harper & Row (US).

1969

Guest Speaker: Harrogate International Festival of the Arts

1965 to 1968

Selling short stories to: Impulse

New Worlds

New Writings in SF

1965

First short story: The Run, Impulse 3