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. 

Convergence Book Launch

On the 17th Jan 2014 Convergence will be launched at The Kitchen cafe and bar in The Hat Factory, Luton.

It will be a fun evening to lift your spirits on what can be rather a glum month after Xmas and New Year.

Personal invites have gone out but if for some reason I've forgotten you (sorry!) then do feel free to come along.  There will be a pop up bar which will stay open until 10 PM, coffee and free nibbles.

Of course we could be ten feet under in snow by then in which case it will be me and my dog - no hang on, if that happens we'll still do it but swap the free nibbles for a free snow shovel. Bargin!