James Bradley is a writer and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. In addition to his books he writes and reviews for a range of Australian and international publications such as The Guardian, The Monthly, Meanjin and Griffith Review. His fiction has won or been shortlisted for a number of Australian and international literary awards, and he has been shortlisted twice for the Bragg Prize for Science Writing and nominated for a Walkley Award, as well as winning the 2012 Pascall Award for Australia’s Critic of the Year. His latest novel, Ghost Species, is published by Hamish Hamilton.