Shortly afterwards, he changed his name from "Jim Owsley" to "Christopher Priest". He has refused to discuss his reasons for doing so, beyond a seemingly-glib story about carrying out a threat/promise to "become a priest". He states that he was completely unaware at the time of the established British author of the same name; as an accommodation, he refers to himself professionally as just "Priest". Ironically, he is also an ordained Baptist minister, and can thus be referred to as "the Reverend Priest".
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
In a vaguely-related point, in re: Christopher Priest, from Wikipedia: