Author Profile: Chris Wooding

CPP - Chris Wooding Publisher Links:
The Crooked Lanes (Forum) On Orion Books (Adult SFF)
On Wikipedia On Gollancz
On GoodReads On Scholastic (Children’s / YA)


About (from the author’s site):

Chris Wooding grew up in a small town in Leicestershire, where not much of anything happened. So he started to write novels. He was sixteen when he completed his first. He had an agent by eighteen. By nineteen he had signed his first book deal. When he left university he began to write full-time, and he has been doing it professionally all his adult life.

His books have been translated into twenty languages, won various awards and been published around the world. He writes for film and television, and has several projects in development.

Chris has travelled extensively round the world, having backpacked all over Europe and North America, Scandinavia, South East Asia, Japan and South Africa. He also lived in Madrid for a time. When he wasn’t travelling on his own, he spent his twenties touring with bands and seeing the UK and Europe from the back of a van.

He also learned not so long ago that his family tree can be traced back to John Milton, author of Paradise Lost, which has no bearing on him whatsoever but it’s kind of interesting anyway.

Chris lives in London.



From Gollancz
The Braided Path
CPP - Chris Wooding CPP - CW - The Skein of Lament CPP - CW - The Ascendancy Veil CPP - CW - The Braided Path
Tales of the Ketty Jay Standalone
CP - retribution-falls CPP - CW - The Black Lung Captain CPP - CW - The Iron Jackal CPP - CW - The Ace of Skulls CPP - CW - The Fade

YA & Children’s…

From Scholastic
Broken Sky Malice
CPP - CW - BS1 - Broken Sky CPP - CW - BS2 - Communion CPP - CW - BS3 - The Citadel CPP - CW - Malice CPP - CW - Havoc
CPP - CW - Catchman CPP - CW - Kerosene CPP - CW - Endgame CPP - CW - The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray CPP - CW - Poison
Grafix Barrington Stoke
CPP - CW - Storm Thief CPP - CW - Silver CPP - CW - Velocity CPP - CW - Pandemonium CPP - CW - Pale
New: July 2015!
Graphic Novel with Cassandra Diaz (illustrator)



2001: The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray – winner of the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Silver Award (runner-up), category 9–11 years
2004: Poison – winner of the Lancashire Children’s Book of the Year, nominated for the Carnegie Medal
2007: Storm Thief – nominated for the Carnegie Medal
2010: Retribution Falls – shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award


Video Selection


Part 2 of the same from Gollancz – because whether you’re a reader or a writer who can resist hearing a pro’s thoughts on writing? More can be found on YouTube


From Scholastic