China Miéville Biography
Birthday: September 6, 1972 (Virgo)
Born In: Norwich, England
China Miéville is one of the foremost writers of urban fantasy genre in the present times. His works of fiction be it novels, novellas or short stories consistently buck the literary trends, all the while providing new and well-endowed invented worlds through a rich narrative. But his biggest strengths perhaps lay in a non-conformity to his own standards, as he is constantly seen pushing the envelope of his potential as well as that of known genres through each successive publication. Never willing to settle, his novels often intertwine elements from science fiction, gothic, horror and urban fantasy. What distinguishes him from his contemporaries is his innate ability to use the potential of a make-believe world to engage the reader in political and social discourse of our realities. Sporting a strong, muscular and brooding physique in his photos, the man himself, however, is humorous, geeky, soft-spoken and adorably self-deprecating. Being a left-wing grass roots activist and member of socialist political parties, he has multiple non-fiction works including books, essays, and critical literature to his name, many of which reflect his staunch Marxist perspective on politics.