Chris writes books for young people about the sea, danger and the wonder of magic and stories. He spent years working in whale and dolphin conservation and a lot of time surfing before enrolling on the Bath Spa MA in Writing for Young People. He has written four books including Kook and Storms, published in several countries, with the most recent being Girl. Boy. Sea. – shortlisted for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie medal.
Chris has appeared at festivals including Hay, Bath Children’s Literature festival and Mare di Libri (Sea of Books) in Italy and has written blogs/features for the Guardian and Bustle.com. on YA issues. He lives near Bath, with his wife and daughter.
Praise for Girl. Boy. Sea…
‘Perfect for your 14 year old… A world of near death and the discovery of an unlikely friendship.’ Jasbinder Bilan, The Guardian
‘Moral dilemmas, spiritual guidance and human cruelty underpin this rollicking adventure of unlikely friends.’ The Daily Mail
‘A thrilling and a magical book. I take my hat off to Chris. It is an absolute gem’ Sally Gardner
‘Vick writes vividly about the privations and terrors of their precarious existence and his attention to practical detail brings their hardships into stark relief’ 5* review, Books for Keeps
‘A storm, a shipwreck and a story of survival in a contemporary, timely adventure tinged with legend and fable.’ Fiona Noble, The Bookseller