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Chris Simpson


A multi-disciplined writer who, when not writing reviews, writes literary and crime fiction.

Chris grew up in Bracknell and Slough, which explains 90% of his choices. To pay the bills he has 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. He was a collaborator on a sketch show and has performed as a stand-up comedian.

His work has appeared in MainStream by Inkandescent Press, Seppuku Quarterly, Litro Magazine, STORGY Magazine, MIR Online and he was nominated for The Royal Academy and Pin Drop Short Story Award 2016. He is also an awardee for the inaugural Spread The Word’s London Writers Award and is a Pushcart Prize nominee.

Escaping into the world of film during mid-90s misanthropic suburbia, it is a love affair which continues to burn strongly. When not writing you can find him either reading, listening to records, drinking black coffee or continuing to leave the world outside by watching films. Terrible at sports he is an avid watcher of Leyton Orient, Toronto Blue Jays and the Ottawa Senators. You can read more about Chris Simpson by clicking here.

Other posts by Chris Simpson
Taurins Senior
Bickering father and son must contend with one another inside a crammed little flat, in this Latvian drama - live from the Baltic Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

Once Again (For The Very First Time)
Masterful hip-hop fantasy meditates on love through enchanting dance moves and fiery slam poetry - live from the Official Selection of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. [Read More...]

Spit in my Face (Sülita Mulle Näkku)
A real-life Statler and Waldorf siphoned through tea, vodka, smoking and rye bread charm and horrify viewers in equal measures - filthy documentary premieres in the Baltic Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

My Freedom (Mana Brīvība)
A historical drama concerning a Polish-born journalist, politician and prominent voice in the Latvian independence movement of the late 1980s is in the Baltic Competition of the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival [Read More...]

White Plastic Sky (Műanyag Ég-bolt)
Retiring at 50 takes on a new meaning in this Hungarian rotoscope animation set in a very bizarre future - from the 41st Turin Film Festival [Read More...]

Bread and Salt (Chleb i Sól)
An economical drama exploring roots and racism is the Opening Gala film for the Kinoteka Polish Film Festival 2023, on Thursday March 9th [Read More...]

Choreographer Akram Khan's wild new creation is elegantly captured by one of Britain's most acclaimed documentarists - Asif Kapadia's latest film is in cinemas on Friday, February 24th [Read More...]

She is Love
A divorced couple are reunited entirely by chance in a country hotel in Cornwall, in this improvisational film shot in just six days - now on all major VoD platforms [Read More...]

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