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Fantasy fiction novelist China Miéville to read at Chicago Campus on Nov. 5

Posted: 10/15/2012
China Miéville, the award-winning author whose writing is sometimes characterized as ‘weird fiction,’ visits Roosevelt University on Nov. 5, reading from his latest work at 5 p.m. in the Angell Reading Room of the University’s 10th floor library, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

The author of nine novels, including The City & the City, Embassytown and Railsea, the short-story collection Looking for Jake, as well as non-fiction essays and the book, Between Equal Rights, Miéville is part of a new generation of writers who are loosely categorized as being part of what is known as the New Weird genre
An associate professor of creative writing at Warwick University in England, Miéville is the winner of many literary awards including: the Arthur C. Clarke and British Fantasy awards in 2001 for Perdido Street Station; the British Fantasy and Locus awards in 2003 for The Scar; the Arthur C. Clarke and Hugo awards in 2010 for The City & the City, which drew comparisons to the works of Franz Kafka, George Orwell and Philip K. Dick; and for one of his most recent novels, Embassytown, which has been widely praised for its foray into science fiction.
Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at Roosevelt University, the reading is free and open to the public. For information, contact Peggy Shinner at or visit the Creative Writing Program’s blog at For media inquiries, contact Laura Janota at  or call 312-341-3511.