John Whitbourn

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John Whitbourn (1958- )
John Whitbourn is an archaeology graduate and has been a published author since 1987. His first book, A Dangerous Energy, won the BBC/Victor Gollancz Fantasy Novel Prize in 1991. Whitbourn's novels and short stories tend to focus on alternative histories set in a 'Catholic' universe. Key characteristics of his works are wry humour, the reality of magic and a sustained attempt to reflect on the interaction between religion and politics on a personal and social scale.


Essential reading

A Dangerous Energy (1992)

Downs-Lord Dawn (1999)
Volume 1 of The Downs-Lord Triptych - Not Yet Published

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