Biography

As well as working as editorial director at Transworld Publishers, I write occasional essays, reviews and other short pieces, which have been published in the GuardianNew HumanistProspect, The White Review, The Brixton Review of Books and The London Magazine.

My books have been translated into French, Dutch, German, Greek, Romanian and Russian. I have published two novels, Glass (2015) and Let Us Be True (2017). The former was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and won the Betty Trask Prize. My new book, Dostoevsky in Love (Bloomsbury, 2021), is an intimate biography of the writer and his relationships. I live in south London.

‘Unpredictable, dangerous and thrilling… It is no mean feat to boil Dostoevsky’s epic life down to 256 pulse-thumping pages. Dostoevsky in Love is beautifully crafted and realised, but it is the great love that Christofi feels for his subject that makes this such a moving book.’

– Frances Wilson, Guardian, on Dostoevsky in Love

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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