Football, religion, a dark and sometimes violent sense of humour are the hallmarks of Christopher Brookmyre’s novels. Born and educated in Glasgow, Brookmyre has worked for the film magazine Screen International, and as sub-editor for The Scotsman and the Edinburgh Evening News.
His first novel, the satirical Quite Ugly One Morning won the inaugural Critics’ First Blood Award in 1996 (for Best First Crime Novel of the Year) and was the first in a series of novels featuring investigative journalist Jack Parlabane. Parlabane also featured in Boiling a Frog, which won the 2000 Sherlock Award for Best Comic Detective.
In 2010 Brookmyre was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Edinburgh Napier University. He is President of the Humanist Society of Scotland. At the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2013 he announced that a film version of All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses an Eye is in the pipeline with Emma Thompson keen to be involved. He also revealed that Bedlam is in development as a video game.
His latest book is Want You Gone.