Christopher Fowler is an award-winning English thriller novelist. His books contain elements of black comedy, anxiety, and social satire. Fowler is best known for the Bryant & May mystery novels. The series includes 21 books recording the adventures of two Golden Age detectives, Arthur Bryant and John May, investigating impossible modern London crimes.
In 2015, Fowler won the CWA Dagger in the Library (for all his work). He has also succeeded in The Last Laugh Award (twice), the British Fantasy Award (five-time), the Edge Hill Prize, and the inaugural Green Carnation Award.
As well as novels, he writes short stories, scripts, press articles, and reviews. He has written for The Times, the Financial Times, Telegraph, Guardian, Daily Mail, Time Out, Smoke, Big Issue, i-D magazine, and others.
Christopher Fowler was born in Greenwich, London. He attended Colfes, the Royal Leathersellers Guild School, and after joined J Walter Thompson as a copywriter. At the age of 26, he founded The Creative Partnership and spent many years working in film, creating movie posters, trailers and documentaries.
Fowler handled films like Reservoir Dogs, Trainspotting, Goldeneye, and Moulin Rouge. He worked with directors like Mike Leigh, Martin Campbell, and Peter Greenaway. He also has written comedy and drama for the BBC, including Radio One’s first live broadcast drama in 2005.
Christopher Fowler made his debut as a writer in 1984 with How to Impersonate Famous People. His first thriller was the bestseller Roofworld in 1988. Christopher is an amazingly prolific writer, with about 50 novels and short-story collections to his credit.
In 2010 he wrote and produced the play Celebrity at the Phoenix, London. In 2011 he created the War Of The Worlds video game for Paramount, starring Sir Patrick Stewart.
He lives in Barcelona and King's Cross, on the Battlebridge Basin, and chooses London as the backdrop of many of his stories.
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