Residency Dates
  • Nov 2nd 2017 to Nov 30th 2017
  • Sep 3rd 2018 to Sep 30th 2018
  • May 2nd 2019 to May 14th 2019
  • Oct 14th 2019 to Oct 27th 2019
  • Dec 2nd 2019 to Dec 10th 2019

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