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BiographyHistory

Christian Read is a professional writer. In 2009 he was living in Sydney.

Awards for Works

Going Straight Is No Way To Die 2015 single work graphic novel fantasy

'Going straight is no way to die…

'…or so Simon and Nancy figured.

'Badasses with cool nicknames, cooler powers, they loved the dark side. Their names were in the papers, their crew was feared and they were deep in an evil love.

'But that was a while back. No one tells you what the dentist bill is like when a superhero hits you in the face. Or mad science budgets. Or jail time.

'These days, no big scores, no names in the papers, no costumes. Safe. Dull.

'But now there’s an opportunity. Come out of retirement. Big cash, big excitement.

'There’s just one problem. They’re crooks now, not villains. No costumes, no dramas.

'For Simon and Nancy, what’s the real score? Money, or action?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2015 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Best Illustrated Book / Graphic Novel
The Eldritch Kid : Whiskey and Hate 2011 single work graphic novel fantasy western

'An old West where every myth and monster and magic is real.

'Ten Shoes Dancing is a shaman of the Lakota people and an Oxford scholar. Riding shotgun on a group of pilgrims heading West, he encounters the dime novel hero known only as the Eldritch Kid. Famed as a hero and champion, sadly, the Kid isn't all he seems. But there's bad times coming for the convoy, sour ground to cross, and the price Ten Shoes will pay for the Kid's help might be too damn high.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2011 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Best Illustrated Book / Graphic Novel
The Eldritch Kid 2004 series - author graphic novel

'When the Kid and his amigo the Lakota Sioux Oxfordian Shaman, Ten Shoes Dancing, are hired by the Devilman Buer, they expect a simple job. Shut down a railway line construction site. But they know that Hell can never be trusted and more powers than Heaven oppose the inferno.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2005 winner Ledger Awards Independent Press Title of the Year
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