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Mike French is an author and the owner and senior editor of the prestigious literary magazine, The View From Here which has been called many fine things since it started in 2007 including, "Attractive, informative, sparkling and useful" by the late Iain M. Banks and for having a “great passion and drive” by Booker shortlisted Tom McCarthy.

Mike’s debut novel, The Ascent of Isaac Steward came out in 2011 with Cauliay Publishing and was nominated for The Galaxy National Book Awards which due to an unfortunate clerical error was awarded to Dawn French.

Born in Cornwall in 1967, Mike spent his childhood flipping between England and Scotland with a few years in between in Singapore. Splitting his time between his own writing, editing the magazine, running workshops and working with atp media in Luton, Mike is married with three children and a growing number of pets. He currently lives in Luton in the UK and when not working watches Formula 1, eats Ben & Jerry's Phish Food and listens to Noah and the Whale.

Mike's second novel a dsytopian sci-fi called Blue Friday was released in 2012 by Elsewhen Press and was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke award 2013. Convergence, his third book, was released in October 2013 from Elsewhen Press and was also nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke award 2014. 

Blue Friday



Blue Friday is my second novel in progress. Here Durram tries to sort out her insurance claim on the phone with the help of a bit of scarism.

Not strictly true to the novel as limited with the graphics as Durram is in hospital after having her legs blown off - whoops SPOILER ALERT - are you supposed to put that before the text? And as you can't hear the other side of the conversation I've made it all a bit silly - sorry couldn't help it.

Anyway really enjoying writing Blue Friday - about a third of the way through now and it's all about a society in the future where working hours are strictly controlled by the government and follows Leviticus, the leader of the Underground Overtime Network.