• James, Christopher

    Christopher James was born in Paisley, Scotland and educated at Newcastle and UEA. A first prize winner in the National Poetry Competition, the Ledbury, Oxford Brooks and Bridport prizes, he is also a recipient of an Eric Gregory Award. He has published several collections, including Farewell to the Earth (Arc, 2011), and The Fool (Templar, 2014) as well as three Sherlock Holmes novels, including The Adventure of the Beer Barons (MX, 2020). He lives in Suffolk with his family, folding bicycle and ukulele.


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