Harry and the Writers' Workshop
The Crime Novels
New: Harry's author website now available here.
Harry is currently writing a crime series, featuring a young Welsh detective, Fiona Griffiths. The series has sold to publishers in the UK (Orion), the US (Bantam Dell), as well as France, Germany, Italy, Spain and elsewhere. The TV rights have been optioned to Bonafide Films. The novels are notable mostly for the strong voice and strange character of their protagonist.
"The plot is a good one, the climax in a remote lighthouse better than good. But what sets the book apart is the first-person narration of Fi, one of the most intriguing female characters in recent fiction … This book is so good it has you wondering who should play Fiona on the big screen." (Kirkus)
More reviews available here.
The Writers' & Artists' Guides
Harry is also the author of two books on writing and getting published. Both books are published by Bloomsbury as companion volumes to the internationally famous Writers' & Artists' Yearbook.
How To Write (May 2012) is a comprehensive writing guide for all novelists and authors of narrative non-fiction. The book covers every aspect of the craft of writing. It's crammed with examples, almost entirely drawn from recent bestselling or high-profile work.
It's also unusual in being aimed at writers who are serious about publication. This isn't, in fact, a creative writing book - it's a book aimed at those determined to succeed in a frighteningly competitive field. Copies can be ordered from Amazon in the UK, the US and Canada.
Getting Published (left) is also a book aimed at the committed author, rather than the hobbyist. It takes over where the previous book left off. It covers every aspect of editing the manuscript, manuscript format, synopses and query letters, approaching agents, signing up with agents, publishing contracts and royalty arrangements.
It also guides you through the entire publication process, showing you where and how you can add the most value - and increase the chances of your book breaking out from the mass. The book is the most informed and comprehensive guide currently available. Copies are available from Amazon in the UK, the US and Canada.
The other books
Harry is also the bestselling author of a number of other books:
His novels have sold in the US, Japan, Germany and numerous other territories. Harry has been longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin International Literary Award. He has appeared at a number of literary festivals and written for most of the national newspapers in the UK.
Harry the Human
Harry is also a part-time human being who does human-things, like eating, sleeping and reading books while stuck between two walls.
He is married, lives in Oxfordshire and has a variable number of dogs.
If you want to contact Harry, then go ahead and make his day.