Christian Livermore

Christian Livermore is the author of two novels, The Execution of Tertius Lafontaine and The Very Special Dead (Blackwater Press, 2022), as well as a short story collection, Girl, Lost and Found (Alien Buddha Press, May 2021). She was named a Notable Contender for the 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize and Highly Commended for the 2020 Cambridge Short Story Prize, and she was longlisted for the Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize 2019/20. Her stories and essays have appeared in chapbooks including Witch-Pricker by Tangerine Press and in literary journals such as Exterminating Angel: The Magazine, Salt Hill Journal and The Texas Review. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of St Andrews in the UK.

Christian’s forthcoming novel with Blackwater, The Very Special Dead, will be available for pre-order soon. 

‘Lyrical, poignant and perfectly grounded in the day-to-day lives of a beautifully evoked New England fishing town, The Very Special Dead deftly weaves together a compelling drama of social decay and personal loss and an uncanny excursion into the twilight zone that sits between the world we know and that undiscovered country from which, so they say, no traveller returns.’

– John Burnside, T.S. Eliot Prize- and Forward Prize-winning author and Booker Prize judge.


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