James Bradley studied Law and Philosophy at the University of Adelaide and also studied Scriptwriting at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. He has worked as a law clerk, a judge's associate, a solicitor and a research assistant. During his residency in Shanghai, under the Asialink Writers' Residencies programme (2005), he worked on themes for a novel of colonial enterprise, modernity and occupation in China during the mid-twentieth century.
James Bradley maintains a weblog at: cityoftongues.com
2006novel single work London, 1826: Leaving behind his father's failures, Gabriel Swift arrives to study with Edwin Poll, the greatest of the city's anatomists. It is his chance to find advancement by making a name for himself. But instead he finds himself drawn to his master's nemesis, Lucan. Dismissed by Mr Poll, Gabriel descends into the violence and corruption of London's underworld. Ten years later, another man teaches art in the penal colony of New South Wales. But as becomes clear when he falls in love with one of his pupils, no one may escape their past forever. (Source: Trove)
The Deep Field
1999novel single work 'The Deep Field introduces us to a brilliant young photographer named Anna Frazier, whose latest project is a photographic study of shell fossils called ammonites. At a museum in Sydney she meets Seth La Marque, a blind paleontologist who senses that Anna is hiding something from her past that has wounded her and made her shut down her emotions. Slowly, as they become friends and then lovers, Anna reveals her tumultuous and obsessive love affair with a Hong Kong-based financier [...] that left her drained and empty. At the same time, her twin brother, Daniel, disappeared in China during a period of incredible upheaval and chaos, and Anna feels her life is on hold until she can find him'. Source: bookseller's website.
1997novel single work While searching for the wreck of a Portuguese ship which could rewrite the history of Australia, archaeologist David Norfolk stumbles upon a corpse buried fifty years before. Determined to understand its connection to the ship, David uncovers a story of obsession, secrets and sexual passion (Source: Publisher's description).