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Chris Wooding - Author

Chris Wooding was born February 28th,1977. His formative years were spent in a grim, squalid ex-mining town in the Midlands, where the crushing monotony of his surroundings fostered a need for escapism that he found in books. Possessed of a frighteningly sharp focus as a child, he had already determined that he wanted to be an author by the time he hit adolescence; and he had barely reached adulthood by the time he had achieved his ambition. He had a literary agent at eighteen; Crashing was accepted for publication when he was nineteen years old and released soon after.

Since it was scarcely possible to stop him writing anyway, the prospect of making a living by doing what he loved - instead of being forced to work at something he didn’t -sparked a fire under him and turned him extremely prolific. He spent the next few years writing feverishly around his English Literature studies at the University of Sheffield, producing a multitude of works across a range of styles, from teenage stories to horror to offbeat fantasy and grim political drama. Every one was published. By the time he left University, he was earning just enough to live on, and he took up writing full-time at twenty-one.

If you like Chris Wooding you might also like to read books by Philip Reeve.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Chris Wooding

Pale
Chris Wooding
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. A brilliant addition to the award-winning Barrington Stoke series. Jed hates Pales. Everyone does. They are pathetic individuals who should not, by rights, be alive. They have only been saved from death by the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/01/2012
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Havoc
Chris Wooding
Havoc is the second gripping and clever adventure about some real children trapped in a comic book world. If you've not read the first book, Malice, we suggest you start with that, as the nail-biting cliff-hanger ending is worth...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2010
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Malice
Chris Wooding
Enter this terrifying parallel world if you dare! Everything about Malice is original and just a little bit different. Cleverly told as both a novel and a graphic novel, this is the scary story of how a kid disappears into...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2010
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Malice
Chris Wooding
Enter this terrifying parallel world if you dare! From the dramatic 3-D cover onwards, everything about Malice is original and just a little bit different. Cleverly told as both a novel and a graphic novel, this is the scary story...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2009
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Storm Thief
Chris Wooding
A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011 George (12) - Fans of Philip Reeve's Mortal Engine series will love Storm Thief! However, the world in the story, ‘Okros', is a darker and more dangerous one where probability storms...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2006
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Haunting Of Alaizabel Cray
Chris Wooding
The Haunting Of Alaizabel Cray is a Gothic horror/fantasy about an alternate Victorian London overrun by the wych-kin, daemonic creatures that have rendered the city uninhabitable south of the river, and which stalk the streets after dark. When Thaniel Fox,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 23/01/2006
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