Peter James

2012 Shortlist

Peter James was born in Brighton in 1948 and is an international bestselling writer of crime fiction. He studied film and spent his early career working as both a screen writer and film producer in America. He now splits his time between London and Bright

He has written 25 novels many of which have been published around the world and translated into over thirty languages. Including the number one bestselling crime thriller series featuring Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace which have sold 14 million copies worldwide and have given him six consecutive UK Sunday Times number ones, as well as number ones in Germany, France, Russia and Canada.

In 1994, in addition to conventional print publishing, Penguin published his novel, Host, on two floppy discs, billing it as "the world's first electronic novel." It caused huge controversy and in the immediate following years he became a media spokesperson for the electronic publishing age.

    Wellcome Book Prize Achievement

    • Perfect People

      By Peter James

      Perfect People