Steven Hall (author)

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Steven Hall
Steven Hall at the "Humber Mouth" Hull literature festival 2006
Derbyshire, England

Steven Hall (born 1975 in Derbyshire) is a British writer. He is the author of The Raw Shark Texts, lead writer of the video game Battlefield 1, and writer on Nike's World Cup short film The Last Game.[1][2]

His debut novel, The Raw Shark Texts won the 2008 Somerset Maugham Award and a 2007 Borders Original Voices Award, and was shortlisted for the 2008 Arthur C. Clarke Award.[3] The book has been translated into 29 different languages, and a screenplay for a film adaptation has been written by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire).[4]

Hall has written for Granta Magazine and Lonely Planet.[5][6] He has also written scripts for Doctor Who radio dramas[7] and was the lead writer for the video games Crysis 3,[8][9] Ryse: Son of Rome,[10] Battlefield 1, and Battlefield V.

In 2007, Hall was named as one of Waterstone's "25 Authors for the Future".[11] In 2010, Hall was named as one of the best 20 novelists under 40 by The Daily Telegraph.[12] In 2013, Hall was named as one of Granta′s Best of Young British Novelists 2013 out of 20 novelists listed in total.[13]



Short stories[edit]

  • "Stories for a Phone Book," in New Writing 13 (2005)[16]
  • "Ten Tickets," in "A Couple of Stops (Light Transit)" (2006)
  • "What I Think About When I Think About Robots," in Granta 109: Work (2010)[17]
  • "The End of Endings," in Granta 123: Best of Young British Novelists 4 (2013)

Computer games[edit]

Radio plays[edit]


Awards and prizes[edit]


  1. ^ "Steven hall, raw shark texts, author, write, novel". 10 January 2021.
  2. ^ Arts, Electronic (12 January 2017). "Developer Q&A: Writing for Battlefield 1". Electronic Arts Inc. Retrieved 3 March 2024.
  3. ^ Id.
  4. ^ Nick Newman, "Simon Beaufoy Adapting Sci-Fi Novel ‘Raw Shark Texts’; ‘Sharp Teeth’ Still on the Table", The Film Stage, 11 June 2012.
  5. ^ Stephen Hall page, Granta Contributors.
  6. ^ British Council on Literature.
  7. ^ Steven Hall, CMT Artists
  8. ^ Interview: Steven Hall, Writer of CRYSIS 3, Starburst.
  9. ^ "Interview with Crysis 3 writer, Steven Hall", Analog Science Fiction and Fact.
  10. ^ Gamewise Credits, Ryse: Son of Rome.
  11. ^ a b "UK authors of the future unveiled". BBC News. 17 May 2007. Retrieved 24 May 2010.
  12. ^ Lorna Bradbury, "Are these Britain's best 20 novelists under 40?", The Telegraph, 18 June 2010.
  13. ^ Dan Lewis, "Granta's Best of Young British Novelists 2013 announced", Waterstones Blog.
  14. ^ "The Raw Shark Texts". HarperCollins. 2007. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2007.
  15. ^ "Maxwell's Demon - Steven Hall - Paperback".
  16. ^ "Stories for a Phone Book", Steven Hall Forum.
  17. ^ Granta 109: Work, Winter 2009.
  18. ^ "ウェーブキーとは?防犯性はどれくらい?仕組みを解説!".
  19. ^ "The Somerset Maugham Awards Past Winners - Prizes, Grants & Awards - the Society of Authors". Archived from the original on 4 December 2009. Retrieved 9 December 2009.

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