Christopher Woodall is the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at Magdalene.
Christopher Woodall has been appointed Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at Magdalene College for 2020-2021. Having graduated in English at Queens’ College (Cambridge) in 1976, obtained a Licence des Sciences du Langage at the University of Bordeaux in 1979, and an M.A. in Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia in 2004, Christopher has nonetheless lived his life largely outside academia and has worked mostly as a translator from Italian and French. His debut novel November (2016) and his short-story collection Sweets and Toxins (2019) were both published by Dalkey Archive Press. He is currently at work on two novels: one of which is a sequel to November. He lives in mid Norfolk with his partner and their teenage child.
BA Honours, English, Queens’ College, Cambridge, 1976.
Licence es Lettres, Universite de Bordeaux, 1979.
MA in Literary Translation, UEA, 2004.
Francesco Benvenuti, The Bolsheviks and the Red Army, 1918-1922, CUP, 1991.
Carlo M. Cipolla, Between History and Economics, Blackwell, 1993.
Florence Dupont, Daily Life in Ancient Rome, Blackwell, 1993.
Piero Camporesi, Exotic Brew. The Art of Living in the Age of Enlightenment, Polity, 1994.
Mario Perniola, Enigmas. The Egyptian Moment in Society and Art, Verso, 1995.
Roger Chartier (ed.), Correspondence. The Uses of Letter-Writing in the Nineteenth Century, Polity, 1997.
Serge Berstein and Jean-Pierre Rioux, The Pompidou Years, 1969-74, CUP, 2000.
Massimo Carlotto, The Colombian Mule, Orion, 2003.
Massimo Carlotto, The Master of Knots, Orion, 2004.
Lydie Salvayre, The Company of Ghosts, Dalkey Archive Press, 2005.
November, Dalkey Archive Press, 2016
Sweets and Toxins, Dalkey Archive, 2019.
Stranger Than/Beneath the Tide, novella (lavishly) illustrated by the artist Paul Ebdon, published on my personal website, 2020.