How do you feel about the things you’ve nearly done in your life?

Tell us your Nearlies. Which close shaves and near misses do you remember and why?

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On this site you’ll find the Nearly Manifesto and an archive of Nearlies gathered at public events. Find out how you can book the Nearlyologist for your festival or venue.  

Chris Ifso is an artistic explorer. It’s great to see his work come to such vivid life. The Nearly Project is fascinating, playful, serious, wide-ranging, truly thought-provoking. ‘What Didn’t Quite’ is beautifully written.  

– David ALMOND, Author of SKELLIG, MY NAME IS MINA

In 2018 Chris completed a PhD in Creative Writing on Nearlywriting Nearlyology at Bath Spa University. Now he’s developing a Nearlyology podcast, performance and workshops, plus new fiction on the theme of percussion. He writes about time, sex and gender, our changing sense of identity in the digital age – and how the things we nearly do influence who we really are.

Here you can buy the Nearly Novel,

hear more Nearly songs,

& read other stuff by Chris Ifso:

On Being Nearly Old

NearlySmith – A Guide in Progress on How to Be Nearlier

My Asemic NearlyDiary

NEARLYOLOGY is supported by IF:BOOK UK