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Christopher Fowler


UK (1953 - )

aka Chris Fowler

Christopher Fowler was born in Greenwich, London. He is the multi award-winning author of many novels and short story collections, and the author of the Bryant & May mysteries. His first bestseller was 'Roofworld'. Subsequent novels include 'Spanky', 'Disturbia', 'Psychoville' and 'Calabash'. He spent 25 years working in the film industry.

His collection 'Red Gloves', 25 new stories of unease, marked his first 25 years of writing. His memoir 'Paperboy' won the Green Carnation Award, and was followed by a 2nd volume, 'Film Freak'. Other new novels include the dark comedy-thriller 'Plastic' and the haunted house chiller 'Nyctophobia'.

He has written comedy and drama for BBC radio, including Radio One's first broadcast drama in 2005. He has a weekly column called 'Invisible Ink' in the Independent on Sunday. His graphic novel for DC Comics was the critically acclaimed 'Menz Insana'. His short story 'The Master Builder' became a feature film entitled 'Through The Eyes Of A Killer', starring Tippi Hedren and Marg Helgenberger. Among his awards are the Edge Hill prize 2008 for 'Old Devil Moon', and the Last Laugh prize 2009 for 'The Victoria Vanishes'.

Christopher has achieved several pathetic schoolboy fantasies, releasing a terrible Christmas pop single, becoming a male model, writing a stage show, posing as the villain in a Batman graphic novel, running a night club, appearing in the Pan Books of Horror, and standing in for James Bond.

His short stories have appeared in Best British Mysteries, The Time Out Book Of London Short Stories, The Best Of Dark Terrors, London Noir, Neon Lit, Cinema Macabre, the Mammoth Book of Horror and many others. After living in the USA and France he is now married and lives in London's King's Cross and Barcelona.
 
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Short stories
The Art Nouveau Fireplace (1989)
Box (1989)
The Bureau of Lost Souls [short story] (1989)
Deceiving the Lizards (1989)
Hot Air (1989)
Jumbo Portions (1989)
The Ladies' Man (1989)
Lost in Leicester Square (1989)
The Master Builder (1989)
Safe as Houses (1989)
Shadow Play (1989)
The Sun in the Sands (1989)
Evil Eye (1992)
Norman Wisdom and the Angel of Death (1992)
On Edge (1992)
Mother of the City (1993)
Night After Night of the Living Dead (1993)
The Laundry Imp (1994)
Brian Foot's Blaze of Glory (1995)
Century and a Second (1995)
Ginansia's Ravishment (1995)
Hated (1995)
Jouissance de la Mort (1995)
The Most Boring Woman in the World (1995)
Tales of Britannica Castle: I. Ginansia's Punishment (1995)
Tales of Britannica Castle: II. Leperdandy's Revenge (1995)
Unreliable History of Plaster City (1995)
The Young Executives (1995)
Armies of the Heart (1996)
Permanent Fixture (1996)
Unforgotten (1996)
Christmas Forever (1997)
Dracula's Library (1997)
The Grand Finale Hotel (1997)
Looking for Bolivar (1997)
The Man Who Wound a Thousand Clocks (1997)
Spanky's Back in Town (1997)
Wage Slaves (1997)
The Cages (1998)
Five Star (1998)
Inner Fire (1998)
Learning to Let Go (1998)
Midas Touch (1998)
Normal Life (1998)
Phoenix (1998)
Scratch (1998)
Still Life (1998)
At Home in the Pubs of Old London (2000)
The Beacon (2000)


Awards
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1995) : Psychoville
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1997) : Disturbia
British Fantasy Society Best Collection nominee (1998) : Personal Demons
British Fantasy Society Best Novel winner (2004) : Full Dark House
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2005) : The Water Room
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2006) : Seventy-Seven Clocks
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2009) : The Victoria Vanishes
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2009) : The Victoria Vanishes


Christopher Fowler recommends

Sleep, Pale Sister (1994)
Joanne Harris
"A hauntingly evocative laudenum-dream of a novel."

Only Forward (1994)
Michael Marshall Smith
"Only Forward is about guilt and betrayal, friendship and love, and it's wonderfully funny, witty and thoroughly recommended."
Gordius
Gordius (1998)
John Evans
"British horror has found an alarming, exciting new voice."
The Alsiso Project
The Alsiso Project (2003)
Andrew Hook and Christopher Kenworthy
"This is what you get when you give creative minds rules and obstacles to overcome. Freshness, originality, wit, cruelty and a certain amount of outrageous slyness."

Pretty Little Dead Things (2010)
(Thomas Usher, book 1)
Gary McMahon
"A very disturbing read. McMahon seems intent on tearing down the walls between the living and the dead."

Orchid Blue (2010)
(Blue, book 2)
Eoin McNamee
"McNamee works the line between crime and literature... Heartstopping, brilliant."



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