C. C. Humphreys

About me

Chris (C.C.) Humphreys was born in Toronto and grew up in the United Kingdom. He has acted all over the world and appeared on stages ranging from London’s West End to Hollywood’s Twentieth Century Fox. Humphreys began his writing career as a playwright with plays produced in London, Vancouver and Calgary. Humphreys’ novels include The French Executioner, runner up for the CWA Steel Dagger for Thrillers 2002, optioned for the screen. The Jack Absolute Trilogy about the James Bond of the 1770s—Jack Absolute, The Blooding of Jack Absolute and Absolute Honour. Vlad and Shakespeare’s Rebel. Humphreys is also the author of four books for young adults: The Runestone Saga (3 books) and The Hunt of the Unicorn. His books have been translated into more than ten languages. His new novel Plague is out in the UK and Canada in July 2014. Fire, Humphreys’ upcoming novel about the Great Fire of London, will be released in 2015.

From my website

“We are Historical Novelists, Fiction is our Game”: The Poem that opened the conference #HNSDenver2015

I got so many requests for this, I agreed to put it up. Again, apologies to all true poets. The spirit of Walter McGonagal lives on! Opening Keynote speech, Historical Novelists North American Conference Denver 2015: “We are historical novelists, … Continue reading →

Talking Shakespeare’s Rebel, Hamlet and plaguey serial killers: A radio interview with C. C. Humphreys

This is fun! I did a radio interview with Peter Darbyshire, the Book Blogger at the Province newspaper in Vancouver. Talked about my play, the novels, research, swordfighting – I even declaim a little of my favourite Shakespeare. So if … Continue reading →

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