MBA is proud to represent Christopher William Hill for his series of four books TALES FROM SCHWARTZGARTEN set in the fictional city of Schwartzgarten. Schwartzgarten is a strange city with an even stranger collection of inhabitants. It might remind you of Prague or Paris in the 1920s and the darkly comic writing has shades of Hilaire Belloc and Lemony Snicket. This series has been picked up by Orchard Books and the first, OSBERT THE AVENGER, will be their lead title for Autumn 2012. Christopher is an extremely well-renowned writer, recipient of the Peter Tinniswood Award and a BBC Radio & Music Award. He also adapted John Masefield’s classic THE MIDNIGHT FOLK for radio. His experience in writing for children includes having twice written for the National Theatre’s prestigious Connections project. His first play, MULTIPLEX (2003) was performed on the Olivier stage, and has received over forty productions by teenage casts in the UK and internationally. HEARTBREAK BEAUTIFUL (2009) was performed at the National Theatre, and has already had sixteen productions in the UK and was performed in Sao Paulo, Brazil last Autumn. He wrote ITTULLKYLLYOOIFFYOODOO, a play for primary school children, which has been performed at Polka Theatre, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Dundee Rep and York Theatre Royal. He lectures annually at the Arvon Foundation. His plays for BBC Radio 4 include KILLING MAESTROS (Tinniswood Award), ACCOLADES, PUNDITS, and LOVE ME, LIBERACE.