Phil Kurthausen was brought up in Merseyside where he dreamt of being a novelist but ended up working as a lawyer. He has travelled the world working as a flower salesman, a light bulb repair technician and, though scared of heights, a painter on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Ken Dodd once put him in a headlock for being annoying.
He has had work broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra and published some short stories. His novel ‘The Killing Pool’ won the Thriller Round in the Harper Collins People’s Novelist Competition and appeared in the final, broadcast on ITV in November 2011. It was later shortlisted for the Dundee International Literary Prize in 2012. Phil lives in Chester.
Take a look at Phil’s website here and follow him on Twitter @philkurthausen.