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Chris Westlake

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Chris Westlake's short story, Welsh Lessons, won the Global Short Story Award and was placed second in the HASSRA Literary competition. Heatwave of 76 was placed 1st in the Stringybark Short Story Award. Sucker Punch was published as part of the anthology Fight or Flight, and Ten Pounds for Your Thoughts was published in The Road Home.

Chris has written two novels, Just a Bit of Banter, Like and At Least the Pink Elephants are Laughing at Us. He has recently published a short story collection, Now the Party is Finally Over.

Chris's books are dark and gritty and true to life. His books are not for the faint-hearted! Chris tackles complex and dark issues but with a heavy dosage of dry and often outrageous humour.

Average rating: 3.67 · 45 ratings · 19 reviews · 16 distinct works
Just a Bit of Banter, Like...

4.20 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2013
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At Least the Pink Elephants...

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Now the Party is Finally Ov...

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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings
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Rare Bits

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014
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Lesbian Erotica, Volume 10

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The Heat Wave of '76

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Lesbian Erotica, Volume 11

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This is one from childhood that I've just revisited twenty years latter! Semi-autobiographical, the reader joins Danny growing up in Cardiff. Some fantastic insights into welsh life before and after the war. As a budding writer his style is a real in ...more
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Okay, I imagine I'm just a little biased with this review. A writer from Merthyr chronicling her journey with a Merthyr band? Okay, I imagine I'm more than a little biased with this review. Gives a great insight into a band before they make it, when ...more
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