Author: Chris Simpson

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 "Part-Time Happiness" is his first collection comprising of seven short stories bookended by two novellas (currently unpublished).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