Born in England, educated in England and America, Christopher New is a philosopher and novelist who has lived much of his life in Asia, where several of his novels are set. He now divides his time, covid permitting, between Bangkok and Berlin.
Christopher started writing poetry as a teenager; fortunately, none of that survives. Since then he has published nine novels and a book on the philosophy of literature. His latest novels are The Kaminsky Cure, portraying the tortured lives of an Aryan-Jewish family during the Third Reich, and Chinese Spring, set in Hong Kong during the recent democratic protests. He has only recently started to write short stories and is now completing a collection, each story being set in a different part of the world.
‘Kandy’ is Christopher’s first story to be published with Fairlight Books.