Christopher Pressler was born in the north of Ireland and read Modern History at Queen’s University Belfast. He is a graduate of the MA creative writing programme at Nottingham Trent University and is also a graduate of the University of Sheffield. Christopher is the University Librarian and Director of The John Rylands Library at The University of Manchester.
His first novel, Canning Circus is set in Nottingham and explores that city’s multi-layered history, mixing magical realism with autobiography. 94 Degrees in the Shade, his second novel is the fictional memoir by a student contemporary of the Cambridge spies, and uses fabrication to search for truth in a world of lies.
He is currently working on two further novels, White, which is set in a futuristic Belfast and The Notes, a portrayal of Benjamin Britten.
Christopher has also written essays on Jeanette Winterson's work and co-edited two academic monographs on the special collections and rare books of the University of London.
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