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Christopher Hill

Children's writer, Non-fiction writer, Radio/tv/screenwriter
University of Suffolk

Christopher William Hill is an award-winning playwright, radio dramatist and children’s author. His work is often blackly comic or gothic in tone, and he has a keen interest in the macabre inherited from his mother. He began his career writing plays set in his native Cornwall and was writer-in-residence at Plymouth Theatre Royal. His work has been performed throughout the UK and internationally. His play for children, Mister Holgado (Unicorn Theatre, 2013), was co-winner of Best Show for Children and Young People at the UK Theatre Awards and was nominated for a Writers’ Guild award. Christopher has written extensively for BBC Radio 4, including comedy series, adaptations and single dramas. His radio play Killing Maestros won a BBC radio & music award and the inaugural Tinniswood award. He has written five novels for children, including Osbert the Avenger (Orchard Books, 2012), about a homicidal twelve-year-old. Christopher has taught playwriting at undergraduate and MA level, and frequently tutors for the Arvon Foundation. His books on scriptwriting are Playwriting: From Page to Stage (Hale Books, 2012), and Writing for Radio (Bloomsbury, 2015). He is an enthusiastic supporter of radio drama and has judged for the Imison award, Tinniswood award and the BBC Audio Drama awards. He is a recent recipient of an Authors’ Foundation grant from the Society of Authors to work on a rhinoceros-themed book for children. Christopher lives in Dorset with his husband and is often to be found in antique shops and tearooms.

Christopher Hill



University of Suffolk 2023/24
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