Writer of weird & Queer fiction
Trickster's Wake is an urban fantasy fiction novel for adults currently in development. It is set in a world that blends 1920s LA with late 19th Century UK and features a strong female lead.
This character-driven story centres on themes that consider our relationship with the environment.
This novel is in late stages of development.
In the press
Christopher's first short story, Cartograph, was published in the UTS Writers' Anthology for 2013. It was described in a review as:
"one extraordinary feat of imagination and narration by Christopher Marcatili, who creates in Cartograph a frightening world that is at once alien and familiar..."
– Sydney Morning Herald
Excerpt from Bawder House
The man smiles. It is charming and wicked at once and somehow I cannot turn away. He's a fellow gentleman. Dressed in a tailored suit the colour of dead ashes, fitted with a waistcoat in which his thumbs are hooked, he is an image of self-assurance. White hair tumbles thickly atop his head, his brows arched and his beard cloven at his chin. I feel toward him some bond.
“Brother,” says he, “I've a proposal for you.”
And so I listen.