Chris Bell


My short stories have appeared in The Third Alternative; Postscripts; Grotesque; The Heidelberg Review; TransVersions; Not One of Us; Takahe; as well as on the internet. My short story ‘The Cruel Countess’ was anthologised in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror (10th Annual Edition), in which my collection The Bumper Book of Lies received an honourable mention. ‘Shem-el-Nessim’ appeared in This Is The Summer of Love, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 21 and That Haunted Feeling. My poetry has been published in Workshop New Poetry; Snorkel; foam:e and most recently in the New Zealand Listener. My first novel, Liquidambar, won UKAuthors’ ‘Search For A Great Read’ competition.

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More information

This is my latest novel, 'Songshifting':

Primary medium



Urban, literary, science fiction, fantasy


Other interesting skills and knowledge

Editing, proofreading, research, music.


Auckland, NZ

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