I am Charlie Fish. I live in London, after having moved there from Birmingham, where I completed a law degree at the University of Birmingham in 2002. Since then I have done a variety of jobs, none of them remotely connected to law - or, indeed, each other.
I was born in New York on the 12th of March 1980 to a Greek artist and an English chartered accountant, and have done much travelling since, including a round-the-world trip during my Gap Year. I have lived in England since 1989.
I am currently studying for a Masters Degree in Creative Writing from Birkbeck College, University of London.
My interests (apart from writing) include scuba diving (I'm a PADI Divemaster), getting drunk in the name of charity (I'm a Millennium Volunteer), and playing Scrabble for extremely high stakes. In one of my more successful games of Scrabble in February 2001, I won my beloved girlfriend - now wife - Emma.
Current and recent projects
The short film I co-wrote last year starring Richard E Grant won Best Comedy at the LA Shorts film festival 2010. It will be shown next at the Rhode Island International Film Festival in August.
I am part of the I Digress collaborative residency at The Grosvenor Pub in Stockwell, which launched there on Thursday 29 July 2010. You can buy the zines here.
I have a short story published in the seventh issue of the Mechanics' Institute Review, launching on 30 September 2010.
Secret project #1:
Crime/thriller feature film.
Status: screenplay has been optioned by a UK production company.
Secret project #2:
Science fiction short film.
Status: Commissioned by an Australian production company to write this short.
Secret project #3:
Science fiction novel.
My favourite short stories (external links)
My favourite poems (external links)
My favourite pre-millennial video games
- Commander Keen series
- Duke Nukem 3D
- Lemmings series
- Quest series by Roberta Williams
- Sim City 2000
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Mario Bros series
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