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. 

Between Matches

A quick round up before I get lost again in watching football ...

Alan Turing

On 23rd June it will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing and there will be various events and celebrations going on around the world. Elsewhen Press will be marking the occasion with an Alan Turing themed day of short fiction on their website.

Mine contribution is called "2306" and is a twist on Bladerunner.

Signings for Blue Friday

I'm booked in at Waterstones ...

Waterstones, Milton Keynes
Sat 1st December 2012
10AM onwards
Unit 72 ,Midsummer Place,Milton Keynes MK9 3GA, UK

With more to follow.

Book 3

I've started work on book 3.  It's called Convergence ...

"The story is everything. And everything will become the story." 

That's all folks!

Photo credits: Ebertek