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Christopher Brookmyre

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Christopher Brookmyre

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Full Name: Christopher Brookmyre
Born: September 6, 1968
Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: Scottish


Christopher Brookmyre was born in Glasgow and raised and schooled in Barrhead, attending St. Mark's Primary School and St. Luke's High School, before attending the University of Glasgow.

His novels mix comedy, politics, social comment and action with a strong narrative. He has been referred to as a Tartan Noir author, and have won the Sherlock Award for Best Comic Detective, the Critics' First Blood Award for Best First Crime Novel, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, and the McIlvanney Prize (previously known as the Scottish Crime Book of the Year), as well as being shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Macallan Short Story Dagger.

Brookmyre is married to an anaesthetist with whom he has a son, and supports St Mirren F.C.; references to Scottish football ('fitba') frequently featuring in his books. Brookmyre is also a regular on BBC Scotland's Sportscene Results programme during the football season. From April 2008 and December 2015, he was the President of Humanist Society Scotland.

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