Born in 1987, Christopher Bardsley was raised in Melbourne, Australia. He undertook
his studies at the University of Melbourne, where he received a Bachelor of Arts
and Master of Education. In 2012, Christopher was the recipient of Melbourne University’s
Above Water prize for his short story Little Rock. He also received an honourable
mention in the 2011 competition for his story Cripple Creek. Christopher has also
published poetry and cultural criticism through Farrago magazine.
Christopher spent the beginning of his career teaching history at independent schools
in Melbourne, most notably the Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School. While he is
primarily an author of novels, his interests also include modern and ancient history,
with a particular focus on interpreting political extremism.