Christopher Fowler sitting at home on a turquoise sofa

About Christopher Fowler

The multiple award-winning author of almost fifty novels and short-story collections, Christopher Fowler remains perhaps best known for the celebrated Bryant and May series of detective mysteries. His other novels include Roofworld, Spanky, Hot Water and the upcoming historical novel The Foot on the Crown.

He has also written three acclaimed memoirs, Paperboy (winner of the Green Carnation Prize), Film Freak and Word Monkey, his posthumously published memoir about being a writer and the telling the closing chapter in your own story, plus The Book of Forgotten Authors and Peculiar London, Bryant and May's singular and eccentric guide to the city.

He won The Last Laugh Award and the British Fantasy Award multiple times, as well as the Edge Hill Prize and the inaugural Green Carnation Award. In 2015, he was awarded the Crime Writers’ Association's coveted 'Dagger in the Library' for his body of work.

He lived in London and Barcelona. Diagnosed with cancer just as the UK went into lockdown in 2020, Chris died on 2 March 2023.

Read an interview with Christopher