Christopher Turner

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Christopher Turner
Residence London, England
Nationality British
Education MA, anthropology, archaeology and art history, University of Cambridge
PhD (2000), humanities and cultural studies, London Consortium
Occupation Writer

Christopher Turner is a British writer. He has been a regular contributor to Cabinet magazine since 2004, and to the London Review of Books since 2001.[1][2] He has also written for The Guardian and The Sunday Telegraph, and is the editor of Icon magazine.[3][4]

Turner is the author of Adventures in the Orgasmatron: Wilhelm Reich and the Invention of Sex (2011), which was long-listed for the Orwell Prize.[5][6]


Turner obtained an MA in anthropology, archaeology and art history from the University of Cambridge, and his PhD in 2000 in humanities and cultural studies from the London Consortium, with a thesis entitled "The Disgusting: The Unrepresentable from Kant to Kristeva." He was a visiting scholar at Columbia University from 2003–2004.[7][8]


  • Adventures in the Orgasmatron: Wilhelm Reich and the Invention of Sex. Fourth Estate (UK), 2011. Published in the US as Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.


  1. ^ "Christopher Turner", Cabinet magazine.
  2. ^ "Christopher Turner", also see here, London Review of Books.
  3. ^ "Christopher Turner", The Guardian.
  4. ^ Icon magazine at the Wayback Machine (archived October 20, 2014)
  5. ^ "Orwell Prize 2012 Longlists Announced", Orwell Prize, 29 March 2012.
  6. ^ Bishop, Jordan. "Christopher Hitchens longlisted for the Orwell prize", The Guardian, 29 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Turner, Christopher", AP Watt.
  8. ^ "PhD Titles" Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine., Masters & Doctoral Programme in Humanities and Cultural Studies, London Consortium.

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