About


Photo of GS by Ben RichardsonHi. My name’s Graham Sleight; welcome to this site.

A brief biography. I was born in 1972, was mostly educated in and around London, and went to university here. I’ve spent my career so far in two areas of work. Firstly, I’ve done a whole range of roles in publishing (mostly medical/mental health): I’ve commissioned books, put together marketing flyers, redesigned websites, looked after journals, and so forth. Secondly, I’ve worked in the charity sector, and have been involved in a wide range of governance/procurement issues: contracts, IP ownership, running elections, risk management, and governance structures. I’m currently Head of Governance and Contracts at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in London, and am studying for the MSc in Voluntary Sector Management at the Cass Business School. I’m a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

This site is about what I do in the rest of my time: write about stories, mostly those found in science fiction and fantasy books. Among the things I do in that field are:

In the past, I’ve also been a judge for the Clarke Award and written a column for the British SF Association‘s critical journal Vector. For the last couple of years, I’ve been part of the judging panel for the Crawford Award. I go to conferences and conventions in the field: you can usually find me at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in Florida in March; Readercon in Boston in July; and the movable feast that is the UK’s Eastercon.

In 2012, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction won the BSFA Award for Non-Fiction, the Eurocon Award for Best Promoter (of the genre) and the Hugo Award for Best Related Work. I did a post about the latter here.

I can be found online in several other places, including:

  • At the Locus Roundtable – where I blog about sf/f stuff.
  • Facebook – which I tend to use to keep track of people I’ve met in person; given my vague memory, if you send me a friend request having met me at a con, you might want to accompany it with a message reminding me when and where we spoke.
  • Linkedin – which I tend to use for stuff connected to my day-job.

I also, slightly worryingly, have a Wikipedia entry. My surname rhymes with “kite” not “Kate”.


 
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