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If You Liked 'Paperboy', You May Like 'Film Freak'...

Christopher Fowler
When I delivered 'Paperboy' to Simon Taylor, my editor, he took it on the chin very bravely - I had just jumped genres yet again to turn out something entirely unexpected - a biography about a would-be writer growing up in a house without books. Much to my surprise - and everyone else's - the book became a modest hit. It was serialised in the Daly Mail and won a national award, and was reprinted, although sadly it was never published in America. My editor was foolish enough to ask me if there was a sequel, and I told him I'd already started it. 'Film Freak' is entirely separate, and yet very much a development of what went before, as it chronicles what happened when I went into Soho armed with a few terrible scripts and tried to make a name for myself in the arse-end of the film business. Anyway, I'm thrilled to say that 'Film Freak' just got sold to Transworld, and I'm now awaiting a publication date. It will be similar in structure and length to 'Paperboy', with footnotes and charts.
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Stephen Groves (not verified) Tue, 22/05/2012 - 11:00

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Are you aiming at Kristen Stewart?

Good news about the book.

STALKY

Rick D (not verified) Tue, 22/05/2012 - 14:26

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Great news! Looking forward to it! Given it's a follow up to Paper Boy, shouldn't the title be "20 Pound Bond"? OUCH -- can you get a paper cut from a bad pun??

But seriously, folks - can't wait to read it. I worked as an assistant director on features in the late seventies - it was a crazy time to be in the movies!

John (not verified) Tue, 22/05/2012 - 15:00

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Fowler. Chris Fowler. Is there a story behind that photo?

Porl (not verified) Tue, 22/05/2012 - 15:36

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Hurrah and Congratulations!

Been waiting for "What Christopher Did Next" for sometime! :-)

J. Folgard (not verified) Tue, 22/05/2012 - 17:04

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Nice! I really enjoyed 'Paperboy' so I'm looking forward to this. I didn't know it had been serialized but I bet it was a good way to read it. Keep us posted, of course -cheers!

Gretta (not verified) Tue, 22/05/2012 - 19:21

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Excellent news, admin!

Helen Martin (not verified) Tue, 22/05/2012 - 22:22

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Great news - and I think Rick's pun was one of the best I've heard in a while.

Wayne (not verified) Wed, 23/05/2012 - 06:28

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Fantastic, I loved Paperboy and look forward to your next instalment.

Bride of the B… (not verified) Wed, 23/05/2012 - 16:59

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Very good news, looking forward to reading it (ashamed to say have but still not read Paperboy but I will soon, promise)

Rick D (not verified) Sat, 26/05/2012 - 21:02

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Thanks, Helen - though praise for a pun is faint praise indeed!