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CHRIS (C.J.) HASLAM

Picture credit: Ray Wells

Picture credit: Ray Wells

 

As a broadcaster and The Sunday Times’ multi award-winning chief travel writer Chris Haslam considers his beat to be the entire world. His first three novels were well-reviewed comedy crime capers, published in the UK, USA and France, and short-listed for prizes including the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Award.  

Chris is currently writing for children as C.J. Haslam.


CHRIS’S BOOKS

 El Sid, Abacus, 2006; Alligator Strip, Abacus, 2005; Twelve Step Fandango, Abacus, 2003.

 
 

REVIEWERS

“A full-on hurricane of a novel.”

Independent on Sunday

“A truly engrossing thriller.”

The Guardian

“In a league of his own.”

The Mirror

 

THE WRITERS WHO MOST INSPIREd CHRIS

Jack London. Laurie Lee. Eric Ambler. Paddy Leigh Fermor.


HOW CHRIS FOUND HIS AGENT KATE

My pal and I were camped in the mountains, passing the rum and chewing the fat.

“I’m seeing someone,” says he.

“Oh yeah?” says I. “Is she a doll?”

My pal sucks on his pipe, a faraway look in his eye. “Oh yes,” he says.

“What’s her line?” I asks.

“Agent,” he replies.

“Secret?” I enquires. “Or insurance?”

“Literary,” says he.

“I need one of them,” says I.


KATE ABOUT CHRIS 

There is only one Chris Haslam. He writes fantastic dialogue and jokes, constructs exciting and intricate plots and creates real characters - some of whom you’d not profit from meeting.  A brilliant writer and a very funny man.