Chris Hill (†15.06.2023) worked in communications for children’s charity WellChild. His background was newspaper journalism: he’s been a crime reporter, news editor, and editor. He was news editor of the evening newspaper in Gloucester during the Fred and Rose West case.
Originally from Barrow-in-Furness, Chris lived in Gloucestershire with his wife and two sons and Murphy the Cockapoo until his premature death.
As a short story writer, he won several awards, including the prestigious Bridport Prize. His first book, Song of the Sea God, a dark literary fiction novel, was shortlisted for both the Daily Telegraph Novel in a Year competition and the Yeovil Literature Prize. His second novel, The Pick-Up Artist, a rom-com, won a prize in the Luke Bitmead Bursary competition.
His third and final book will be published posthumously towards the end of 2023.
Chris Hill’s website: songoftheseagod.wordpress.com