Charles Harris

Charles Harris

Charles Harris is an international award-winning writer-director. He has worked in cinema, TV drama and documentary and theatre and his prize-winning film work includes the BBC2 satirical documentary Sex, Drugs and Dinner, with Alexei Sayle, winning Best Network Programme in the UK; and the bittersweet rite-of-passage movie Paradise Grove, set in a Jewish retirement home, which won Best New Director in Palm Springs.

Charles has had three non-fiction books published – Police Slang (Abson Books), Complete Screenwriting Course (John Murray) and Jaws in Space (Creative Essentials). Complete Screenwriting reached the Top Two in the Amazon Bestseller list for TV screenwriting and Top Five for cinema.

He has published a number of short stories, including one in the crowd-written Turning Points, and has had two shortlisted for awards. He has also written for the Guardian and Independent.

Working on movies in Portugal, Charles saw a darker side of the media and how a flawed press had undermined democracy and allowed a dictatorship to flourish. This, together with his love of newspapers, inspired him to write his darkly satirical crime novel The Breaking of Liam Glass –  intended to be the first of an urban noir series, Camden Noir.

The Breaking of Liam Glass by Charles HarrisThe Breaking of Liam Glass is Charles’ 2017 release with Marble City Publishing, a darkly gripping and constantly entertaining satire of today’s media.

Jason Worthington, frustrated journalist, desperate to sell his soul, if only someone will buy…
Andy Rockham, sleep-deprived detective constable whose one mistake could cost him his job, unless he finds someone to pin it on…
Jamila Hasan, loyal politician who will lose her seat at the coming election unless she discovers a principle to stand for…
And Katrina Glass, single mother, whose only child went out to get cash and never came back…

Their stories weld together on a mixed-up, mixed-race Central London estate when white teenager Liam Glass is stabbed and left in a coma. And Jason is handed a once-in-a-lifetime ticket to tabloid heaven…

Not so much a Whodunnit as a blackly comic What-They-Did-After-It.

International award-winning film writer-director and best-selling non-fiction author Charles Harris hooks the reader from start to finish with this dazzlingly sharp and moving tapestry of modern life set at a time when phone-hacking was just a small cloud on the horizon.

If you liked Capital, Catch 22 and Bonfire of the Vanities you’ll love The Breaking of Liam Glass.