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Writer, Creative Writing Teacher


Chris Simpson

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I am an award winning writer of literary fiction dealing with modern working-class society.

I grew up in Bracknell and Slough. To pay the bills I have worked as a waiter, a cinema projectionist, a shoe salesman, an attendant in an amusement arcade, hiring out construction and demolition tools, a pasty seller, a caretaker for a primary school, a teaching assistant, a tutor and a facilities manager. I was a collaborator on a sketch show and have performed as a stand-up comedian.

In 2023 I started writing film criticism for the film website,

In 2022 I was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for my short story, "Equal".

In 2021 I was published alongside Kit de Waal, Kerry Hudson, Philip Ridley and twenty five other writers in "MainStream" from Inkandescent Publishers.

In 2018 I was an awardee of the inaugural Spread The Word's London Writers Award.

I received a First in BA Creative Writing from Birkbeck University.

In 2016 I was nominated for the Royal Academy and Pin Drop Short Story Award 2016.

I live in Thanet with my wife. We are broke, but happy.

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