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Cornfed Daihat is a flamboyant, white-haired, human artist. During the time of Perdido Street Station, he had an exhibition in Howl Barrow. As one of Lin's friends, he knows of her secret relationship with scientist Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin.


  • In US slang, Cornfed refers to someone who is stout or plump. His last name, Daihat, is a homophone for diet.

Characters in Perdido Street Station
Main characters

Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin · Lin · Yagharek · Derkhan Blueday · Motley · Mayor Bentham Rudgutter

Minor characters

Andrej Shelbornek · Benjamin Flex · Cornfed Daihat · Construct Council · David Serachin · Lemuel Pigeon · Lublamai Dadscatt · Magesta Barbile · Montjohn Rescue · Montague Vermishank · Pengefinchess · Shadrach · Silchristchek · Tansell · Eliza Stem-Fulcher · Teafortwo