Extent: 240 pages
ISBN: 9781912475483
Price: £15 / £10 (ebook)


A sustained, lyrical tour-de-force... 
This is metamodernist literary writing at its finest.

—Alison Smith, The Lincoln Review

“We knew very little with any certainty. One thing, though, was confirmed by everyone: that we were not the only ones flooded. For all we knew, every city across the globe had suffered a comparable fate”.

As an unnamed city finds itself partially submerged below water, a small community of friends and lovers is forced to adapt to a world that has been radically transformed. An arresting vision of the wages of ecological disaster, Our Distance Became Water is at once lyrical, moving, and psychologically acute. Endlessly inventive in both its style and its substance, this is a singularly powerful literary response to environmental change.

Our Distance Became Water is the debut novel of Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, author of the acclaimed short story collection Book of Water.


 lives in London and Venice. He is an artist working with performance, photography, sculpture, and other media, and has shown his work in the 58th Venice Art Biennale 2019, the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, the Tate Modern, Inhotim Instituto de Arte Contemporânea Brazil, the Danish Royal Cast Collection, the Royal Music Academy of Sweden, the London College of Communication, the Arebyte Gallery, and the Palais de Tokyo, among other institutions. He is also Professor of Law & Theory at the University of Westminster. He is the author of ten academic books and numerous articles, art catalogue entries, and short stories.

Fiction & Poetry