ALIX CHRISTIE

Alix Christie is an author, critic and journalist. After a long newspaper career, she published her debut novel, Gutenberg's Apprentice, in 2014. An account of the invention of printing, it was long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Prize and the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Her short fiction has been shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award and the Novella Award, and won the McGinnis-Ritchie Award.

A native of northern California, Christie attended Vassar College and UC Berkeley. As a foreign correspondent based in Paris, Berlin and London, she published widely in major newspapers including the Guardian of London, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle and The Economist. After the birth of her first child, she decided to pursue her childhood dream of writing fiction. She earned an MFA from St. Mary's College of California, publishing her first short story at the age of 40. Christie currently lives in London with her husband and two children, but not her one-ton letterpress, which lives in San Francisco. When not working on her second novel, she swims in Hyde Park and reviews books and arts for The Economist.