CHRIS SIMPSON grew up in Bracknell and Slough. He has worked as a waiter, a cinema projectionist, a shoe salesman, an attendant in an amusement arcade, hiring out construction and demolition tools, a pasty seller, a caretaker for a primary school and is now a teaching assistant. He was a collaborator on a sketch show and has performed as a stand-up comedian.
He received a First in Creative Writing at BA level from Birkbeck University.
In 2016 he was nominated for the Royal Academy and Pin Drop Short Story Award 2016.
"Part-Time Happiness" is his first collection comprising of seven short stories bookended by two novellas (currently unpublished).
He is also the writer of several plays.
He lives in Moscow and is working on a novel, "The Infinite Ache".
You can find him on www.writerchrissimpson.com