Christopher Neilan


Christopher Neilan is the author of the Punked Books novel Abattoir Jack.

Christopher Neilan began writing seriously when he realised it was unlikely that anyone would pay to hear him play guitar, and yet more unlikely that anyone would pay to hear him explain in detail his favourite Tom Waits songs. He has been “working” in TV comedy since 2005, when Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, writers of Peep Show, managed to get him a job on a sketch show, but relations on said show took a downward turn when he pitched a sketch based on a man French kissing a cat. Work has been sporadic ever since.

He has written one novel and several short stories, has worked for producers Phil Clark (Peep Show) and Ash Atalla (The Office), and has been affiliated with a number of terrible short films (and a few alright ones). He plays his guitar at night and works behind a bar. He’s studying an MA and he does not have a car. He’s moved three times in three years but he’s not moved very far.

Christopher has a degree in Film Studies from the University of Kent, a diploma in Filmmaking from the Brighton Film School, and has one pair of jeans that fit rather well. He lives in Brighton.

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Abattoir Jack
Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 46,100. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2010 by Punked Books. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
At the age of 22, Jack is going nowhere. Stuck in a New Mexico backwater, slicing dead cattle for a living, he is ready to seize any opportunity to make something of his life. So when his workmate Ed tells him about the $25,000 stashed in a bus station locker in San Francisco, and when he meets the beautiful De S'anna, the two events propel him into a journey of love, drugs, and madness.

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