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. 

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Had a wonderful day on Sunday when we had close friends and family around to celebrate my birthday and the launch of The Ascent of Isaac Steward.  Emma, made a cake with the book cover in icing!

For days before we were a bit worried having 20 adults and kids around as it kept raining ( it's stressful in the UK throwing a BBQ ! ) and I must admit I checked the forecast every day the week leading up to Sunday but in the end the sun came out and it was a great success.

Having a dream come true and sharing the absolute joy of that with everyone made it a day I will never forget!  Thanks to everyone that came.

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