Harry Duffin


HARRY DUFFIN is an award-winning British writer, who has been Head of Development at UK independent, Cloud 9, since its foundation in 1994. Since that time he has been lead writer/script executive responsible for seven major television series, including “Swiss Family Robinson” starring Richard Thomas, and “Twist in the Tale” featuring William Shatner.

He is co-creator of the UK Channel Five teen series “The Tribe”. In its fifth series, numbering over 260 episodes, “The Tribe” has been sold world-wide.

Before joining Cloud 9, Harry worked extensively in British theatre and UK television for both the BBC and ITV, on flagship series like EASTENDERS and CORONATION STREET. While working on `The Street”, he won the Writers´Guild Award for Best TV serial.

Harry has recently published 3 books - CHICAGO MAY, JAIL TALES and BIRTH OF THE MALL RATS

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I spent over twenty years writing professionally, at the whim of producers and script editors, so when I wrote my first book, CHICAGO MAY, I was determined that NO-ONE was going to change a word! Arrogant? No. Just for once I wanted EVERY WORD on the page to be MINE, and mine only. It is. And I'm proud of it.
When did you first start writing?
As a kid I loved reading comics and books and English was always my favourite academic subject. So I guess winning third prize in an essay competition for Hull schools, when I was eleven, inspired me to think of becoming a writer. Though it took me over twenty years before I sold my first piece. There's no substitute for persistence.
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Where to buy in print


Chicago May
Price: $2.90 USD. Words: 87,430. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Escaping from an abusive home, Irish teenager, May Sharpe, flees to America to find a new life. Arriving penniless in 1920’s New York, May has to choose between starvation, In two short years she becomes the most famous con-woman in the city, but, at the height of her success May has to re-examine her morality, and makes a decision that could threaten her own young life.

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