Colin Falconer (writer)

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Colin Falconer
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Colin Falconer on Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2012
Born Colin Bowles
1953
London
Occupation Writer
Website
Official website

Colin Falconer (born 1953) is the pen name of Colin Bowles, an English-born Australian writer. Works published under the pen name include contemporary and historical thrillers, and children's books. Under his original name he has also published books of satirical fiction; non-fiction books about language; television and radio scripts; and many magazine articles and columns.

Biography[edit]

Born in North London, Bowles moved to Australia in his twenties and worked as a taxi driver and guitarist before joining an advertising agency.[1] In 1984 he moved to Sydney to pursue a career as a writer.

He worked as a freelance journalist for various major magazines and wrote scripts for radio and television before becoming a full-time novelist in 1990. His books have been translated into 17 languages.[2] He lived for many years near Margaret River, Western Australia, where he and his late wife, Helen, raised two daughters. While writing, he also worked for many years in the volunteer ambulance service.

Novels by Colin Falconer[edit]

Falconer novels have an international audience. Harem (also published as The Sultan's Harem), the story of Suleiman the Magnificent, sold over 150,000 copies in Germany alone.

  • Nights in the Sun
  • Venom
  • Deathwatch
  • Harem
  • Fury
  • Opium
  • Triad
  • Dangerous
  • Disappeared
  • Rough Justice
  • The Certainty of Doing Evil
  • When We Were Gods
  • Aztec
  • Feathered Serpent
  • Anastasia
  • The Sultan's Harem
  • My Beautiful Spy
  • Pearls
  • Stairway to the Moon (sequel to Pearls)
  • Silk Road
  • Surfing Mr. Petrovic

Works by Colin Bowles[edit]

These include:

  • Wit's Dictionary
  • G'day, Teach Yourself Australian

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colin Falconer Author Bookshelf". Random House. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Colin Falconer". Conville & Walsh Literary Agency. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 

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