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Charles Harris, Satirical Social-Noir Thriller Novelist

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Charles Harris is a martial arts black belt, a best-selling author, international award-winning writer-director, a highly respected script consultant and co-founder of the first screenwriters’ workshop in the world.

His debut satirical social-noir novel, The Breaking of Liam Glass immediately hit #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases for Satire and has been nominated for a Wishing Shelf award. Teenage footballer Liam Glass is in a coma after a night-time mugging. But then the piranhas descend, led by journalist Jason Crowthorne, desperate for a scoop, all looking to use him to make their careers. They say they have Liam’s best interests at heart. So why does he keep getting worse? The novel takes you on a fast-paced satirical ride through today’s London, with wickedly dark humour and acid wit.

Charles' film work includes the rite-of-passage movie Paradise Grove, which won Best New Director in Palm Springs, and the BBC2 satirical documentary Sex, Drugs and Dinner, with Alexei Sayle, winning Best Network Programme in the UK. Charles co-founded the first screenwriters’ workshop in the world, London Screenwriters’ Workshop, now Euroscript and is a 6th Dan black-belt in Aikido. As a non-fiction author, Charles' books Teach Yourself: Complete Screenwriting Course and Jaws in Space: Powerful Pitching for Film and TV are Amazon best-sellers and recommended reading on MA courses. He has appeared on BBC TV and radio, and written and directed for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, as well as freelance work for national and local newspapers and magazines.