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Chris Angus

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Chris Angus comes from a literary family consisting of seven published writers

He is the author of a series of historical thrillers including FLYPAPER, WINSTON CHURCHILL AND THE TREASURE OF MAPUNGUBWE HILL, THE LAST TITANIC STORY, LONDON UNDERGROUND, THE GODS OF LAKI and more.

He is also the award-winning author of several works of nonfiction and of more than 400 essays, articles, book introductions, columns and reviews in a wide variety of publications, including THE NEW YORK TIMES and WORDSWORTH AMERICAN CLASSICS.

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Chris Angus My commute to work takes about five seconds to cover the distance from the breakfast table to my study.
Chris Angus I have never really experienced writer's block. I always seem to be filled with ideas that drive me to the computer. I've got friends who have spent t…moreI have never really experienced writer's block. I always seem to be filled with ideas that drive me to the computer. I've got friends who have spent ten years on a single novel. Spending that much time on one book probably would drive me to do anything to keep from sitting down once again to work on the thing. I generally write a book in about a year. And often the day I finish (of course books are never really finished. Tinkering goes on forever, even after publication), I start the next one.(less)
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Flypaper: A Novel

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Sequel to my thriller FLYPAPER

I'm currently working on the sequel to my book FLYPAPER, which is a thriller about a world pandemic. Friends keep asking me how I can write a sequel to a book in which everyone in the world dies. I understand this might give one pause. However, there were a handful of survivors left after the pandemic ran its course. And no one ever understood what caused the terrible disease. Was it the result of Read more of this blog post »
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“I love a mysterious underground and have exploited this in many of my books: the ice tunnels of Greenland, the volcanic tubes of Iceland, the mysterious passageways beneath an ancient African hillside or a Buddhist monastery in central China. And of course, London's famous tube system, setting for my book LONDON UNDERGROUND. It's a funny sort of fixation, especially given my mother's claustrophobia, which I saw her deal with on many occasions. We once lined up to take a tour into the Lascaux Caverns in France to see the ancient cave paintings. My mother didn't make it past the first quirky turn into the depths, and she sent me on by myself. Given her interest in history and archaeology, which she used as the basis for a series of mysteries she published and which inspired my own writing, it always surprised me she still loved to write about places she could never visit.”
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“I like a man who grins when he fights.”
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“I love a mysterious underground and have exploited this in many of my books: the ice tunnels of Greenland, the volcanic tubes of Iceland, the mysterious passageways beneath an ancient African hillside or a Buddhist monastery in central China. And of course, London's famous tube system, setting for my book LONDON UNDERGROUND. It's a funny sort of fixation, especially given my mother's claustrophobia, which I saw her deal with on many occasions. We once lined up to take a tour into the Lascaux Caverns in France to see the ancient cave paintings. My mother didn't make it past the first quirky turn into the depths, and she sent me on by myself. Given her interest in history and archaeology, which she used as the basis for a series of mysteries she published and which inspired my own writing, it always surprised me she still loved to write about places she could never visit.”
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