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. 


The Kitchen cafe and bar
Friday 17th Jan 2014
Convergence will be launched at The Hat Factory, Luton.
7PM to 8.30PM

Novacon Convention 9-11 November 2012
The Park Inn Hotel, 296 Mansfield Road, Nottingham. NG5 2BT, UK

Waterstones, Milton Keynes
Sat 24th November 2012
10AM onwards
Unit 72 ,Midsummer Place,Milton Keynes MK9 3GA, UK

Waterstones, Bishops Stortford
Sat 26th January 2013
10AM onwards
12 South Street, Bishops Stortford CM23 3AT , UK

Waterstones, Bedford
Sat 16th February 2013
10AM onwards
11-13 Silver Street,Bedford MK40 1SY, UK

Get Writing Conference 2013, University of Hertfordshire
Saturday 20th April 2013
9AM to 6PM
de Havilland Campus , Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9AB, UK

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