Biography

Featured in the Observer’s New Faces of Fiction 2015

Alex Christofi 1 - c Bayek PhotographyI was born in Dorset in 1987, and read English at Oxford University. I am currently senior editor at independent publishers Oneworld, acquiring serious non-fiction. As well as working as an editor, I write occasional essays and reviews, which have been published in Prospect, New Humanist and the Guardian.

My first novel, Glass (2015), was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and won the Betty Trask Prize. My second novel, Let Us Be True, is published by Serpent’s Tail (2017). In 2018, I will teach an Arvon ‘Starting to Write’ course, alongside poet Mona Arshi. I live in south London.

 

Christofi belongs to the school of Julian Barnes … He has an acute sense of narrative and stylistic decorum. Nothing outrageous or soppy: emotions derive from the quiet, understated accumulation of events. Let Us Be True is only Christofi’s second novel. It’s tender and sensitively written with a powerful feeling for the passage of time.

– James Marriott, The Times, on Let Us Be True

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