Christopher Priest was born in 1943 in Cheadle, a suburb of Manchester. He was educated at Manchester Warehouseman, Clerk’s Orphan School, and, after leaving school, held a wide variety of jobs. Since 1968, he has lived entirely from his writing, which includes six novels, two story collections, a…
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