Christopher Priest


Awards | Award nominations | Books | Visual Media, etc. | General


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  • Arthur C. Clarke Award
  • Prix Utopia
    • 2001 -- Lifetime achievement award
  • Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire
    • 2005 -- Le roman étranger: La sÚparation (The Separation)
    • 2001 -- La nouvelle étrangère: Retour au foyer (The Discharge)
  • BSFA Award
  • World Fantasy Award
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction
  • Kurd Lasswitz Award
  • European Award
    • 1983 -- Best writer
  • Ditmar Award
  • John W. Campbell Jr Memorial Award

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Award Nominations:

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  • Academy Award ('Oscar') for film adaptation directed by Christopher Nolan
    • 2007 -- Nominated, Cinematography: Wally Pfister: The Prestige
    • 2007 -- Nominated, Art Direction: Nathan Crowley, Julie Ochipinti: The Prestige
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award
  • Audio Publishers' Association Award ('Audie')
    • 2007 -- Finalist, unabridged fiction: The Prestige (read by Simon Vance)
  • Sidewise Award for Alternate History
  • BSFA Award
  • Hugo Award
    • 1995 -- Nominated best non-fiction: The Book on the Edge of Forever
    • 1980 -- Nominated best novelette: Palely Loitering
    • 1979 -- Nominated best novella: The Watched
    • 1975 -- Nominated best novel: Inverted World

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For a list of CP's novels and short story collections, click HERE.

In addition, Christopher Priest has edited the following anthologies:

Anticipations (1978) -- an anthology of new short stories by Ian Watson, Robert Sheckley, Bob Shaw, Christopher Priest, Harry Harrison, Thomas M. Disch, J. G. Ballard and Brian W. Aldiss.
Stars of Albion (1979) -- co-edited with Robert Holdstock, an anthology of short stories by Brian W. Aldiss, J. G. Ballard, Bob Shaw, John Brunner, Christopher Priest, David S. Garnett, Robert Holdstock, Josephine Saxton, Barrington J. Bayley, David I. Masson, Ian Watson and Keith Roberts.
Stars of Albion

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Visual Media, etc:

At different times, many CP stories and novels have been optioned or purchased for adaptation into TV or film versions, some of them repeatedly. They include: The Quiet Woman, The Glamour, A Dream of Wessex, The Head and the Hand, Fugue For a Darkening Island.

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1952- : 'The Years Take Their Toll' - A selection of photos, some more ancient than others. (1952 to date.)


Chris Priest was selected as one of the Best of Young British Novelists, a book-trade publicity event. The photograph is copyright Camera Press and was taken by Snowdon. A nervous CP is visible close to the middle of the centre row. Other authors: Top row, l-r: William Boyd, Adam Mars-Jones, Julian Barnes, Pat Barker, Clive Sinclair. Centre row, l-r: Buchi Emecheta, A. N. Wilson, Ursula Bentley, CP, Maggie Gee, Ian McEwan, Martin Amis, Front row, l-r: Shiva Naipaul, Kazuo Ishiguro, Philip Norman, Graham Swift, Rose Tremain, Lisa St-Aubin de TÚran. Two other authors who were part of the promotion, not present when the photograph was taken, were Alan Judd and Salman Rushdie. Of the twenty, at least three were not young: CP, Barker, Bentley. At least four were not British: Emecheta (Nigerian), Ishiguro (Japanese), Naipaul (Trinidadian), Rushdie (Indian). At least three were not novelists: Mars-Jones, Norman, Sinclair. At least one acted like a complete twat all the way through (Martin Amis). Since the promotion, Shiva Naipaul and Ursula Bentley have died.  Best of Young British Novelists, 1983 - photo by Snowdon

1986-1988: Management Committee of the Society of Authors.

1996- : Member Sussex (Eastern) LJA.

2000- : Trustee of Hastings & Rother Citizens' Advice Bureau.

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