Fiction since 1966. Books include:

The Committed Men, Hutchinson New Authors 1971. In Viriconium, 1982. The Ice Monkey [short stories], 1984. Viriconium Nights [short stories], 1985.

Climbers, 1989. The Luck in the Head [graphic novel with Ian Miller], 1991. The Course of the Heart, 1992. Signs of Life, 1997. Travel Arrangements [short stories], 2000. Things That Never Happen [selected short stories 1975-1998], 2002. Light, 2002. Nova Swing, 2006. Empty Space, 2012. You Should Come With Me Now [short stories], 2017. M John Harrison: Critical Essays, Gylphi, ed Williams & Bould 2019.

Available now: A new novel, The Sunken Land Begins To Rise Again [Gollancz] and Settling the World [Comma Press], selected short stories 1970-2020, with an introduction by Jennifer Hodgson. (More details here.)

My reviews, short fiction & nonfiction have appeared over the last fifty years or so in a range of venues including the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, Time Out, Transatlantic Review, Conjunctions, Arc Magazine, New Scientist, the Independent on Sunday, the Daily Telegraph & the New York Times.

Interview & readings.

In Viriconium was nominated for the Guardian Fiction Prize, 1982. Climbers won the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, 1989. Light shared the James Tiptree Memorial Award, 2003 [with John Kessel’s Stories for Men]. Nova Swing won the Arthur C Clarke Award, 2007 & the Philip K Dick Award, 2008. Honorary DLitt, University of Warwick, 2016. You Should Come With Me Now longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize, 2018.

Representation: Mic Cheetham at the Mic Cheetham Agency. Contact: Leave a comment here; or I’m on Twitter, @mjohnharrison.


Photo Cath Phillips, 2014