K.J. Bishop was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her short stories have been published in Aurealis, Fables and Reflections, Borderlands, Album Zutique #1, Leviathan 4, The Alsiso Project, The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases, and the Serbian magazines Polaris and Znack Sagite. The Etched City is her first novel.
"Combine equal parts of Stephen King's Dark Tower series and Chine
Mi ville's Perdido Street Station, throw in a dash of Aubrey
BeardsleyandJ.K. Huysmans, and you'll get some idea of this
disturbing, decadent first novel."--Publishers Weekly
"The plot, with its stories-within-stories and its offhand descriptions of wonders and prodigies, brings to mind the works of Italo Calvino and Jorge Luis Borges."--Locus