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China Miéville

China Miéville
China Miéville lives and works in London. He has twice won the prestigious Arthur C Clarke Award, with Perdido Street Station and Iron Council, and is twice winner of the British Fantasy Award, for Perdido Street Station and The Scar. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed young adult novel, Un Lun Dun.

As well as writing fantastic fiction and belonging to the loose group of writers dubbed New Weird, China’s PhD thesis has also been turned into a book, Between Equal Rights: A Marxist Theory of International Law, published in 2005. He is a member of the British Socialist Workers Party and in 2001 he stood for Parliament for the Socialist Alliance in North Kensington, winning approximately 500 votes. China is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Warwick University and the chair of judges for The Warwick Prize for Writing.

Iron Council "stands as a rebuke to the genre's medieval politics."
The Guardian, Steven Poole


China Miéville will be appearing in:

Visit an altermative Melbourne with China Miéville and Steven Amsterdam.
Visit an altermative Melbourne with China Miéville and Steven Amsterdam.
The Morning Read with China Miéville, Petra White, Chris Flynn and Irfan Yusuf.
The Morning Read with China Miéville, Petra White, Chris Flynn and Irfan Yusuf.
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