Peter James


Peter James was born in Brighton, England, United Kingdom on August 22nd, 1948 and is the Novelist. At the age of 75, Peter James biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
August 22, 1948
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
75 years old
Zodiac Sign
Film Editor, Film Producer, Novelist, Producer, Prosaist, Screenwriter, Writer
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Peter James Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Lara James (2015–present), Georgina Wilkin (1979–1998)
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Jack James (father), Cornelia Katz (mother)
Peter James Career

James was educated at Charterhouse and went on to Ravensbourne Film School. For a brief period of time whilst at film school, James worked as Orson Welles's house cleaner. Subsequently, he spent several years in North America, working as a screenwriter and film producer, beginning in Canada in 1970 working first as a gofer, then writer, on the children's television series Polka Dot Door.


Peter James Awards
  • 1967 Charterhouse school poetry prize
  • 1969 Esquire Magazine International College Film Festival, The Island
  • 1974 Sitges International Horror Film Festival, Best Foreign Film for Dead of Night
  • 1999 Honorary Fellowship, FHS Emeritus award by the Hypnotherapy Society
  • 2000 Public Awareness of Science Award, runner up, Alchemist
  • 2004 BAFTA nomination for The Merchant of Venice
  • 2004 Rose D'Or nomination at the Montreux Television Festival, Bedsitcom
  • 2005 Krimi-Blitz, Best Crime Writer of the year in Germany
  • 2006 Le Prix Polar International, Comme Une Tombe (French translation of Dead Simple)
  • 2007 Le Prix Cœur Noir at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines festival, Comme Une Tombe (French translation of Dead Simple)
  • 2007 Richard & Judy Galaxy British Book Awards – Crime Thriller of the Year, shortlisted, Looking Good Dead
  • 2007 Prix SNCF du Polar, shortlisted, La Mort Leur Va Si Bien (French translation of Looking Good Dead)
  • 2007 Le Grand Prix de littérature policère, shortlisted, La Mort Leur Va Si Bien (French translation of Looking Good Dead)
  • 2008 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, shortlisted, Not Dead Enough
  • 2008 ITV Crime Thriller Author of the Year, shortlisted, Not Dead Enough
  • 2009 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, shortlisted, Dead Man's Footsteps
  • 2009 CWA Dagger in the Library, shortlisted
  • 2009 Honorary Doctorate of Letters at the University of Brighton
  • 2010 Sounds of Crime Award, best abridged and unabridged novel, Dead Tomorrow
  • 2010 Galaxy British Book Awards – Sainsbury Popular Fiction Book of the Year shortlisted, Dead Like You
  • 2010 Quick Reads Readers' Favourite Award, The Perfect Murder
  • 2011 Sounds of Crime Award, best abridged and unabridged novel, Dead Like You
  • 2011 ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Winner, People's Bestseller Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year
  • 2011 Barry Award, winner, Dead Man's Grip
  • 2012 Wellcome Trust Book Prize, shortlisted, Perfect People
  • 2012 Sussex Police, Outstanding Public Service Award
  • 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards, Crime Thriller of the Year, shortlisted, Perfect People
  • 2013 Argus Outstanding Contribution to Sussex Award
  • 2013 Specsavers National Book Awards, Crime Thriller of the Year 2013 – shortlisted – Dead Man's Time
  • 2014 Sainsbury's eBook of the Year Award – Winner – Want You Dead
  • 2015 WHSmith. The Best Crime Author of all Time – Winner
  • 2015 Honorary Mastership of the Open University
  • 2015 Dagger in the Library UK Crime Writers' Association award for an author's body of work in British libraries (UK) shortlisted
  • 2015 Dead Good Readers Dr Lecter Award for Scariest Villain – Winner – You Are Dead
  • 2016 CWA Diamond Dagger Award Recipient
  • 2016 Dead Good Readers Tess Gerritsen Award for Best Series – Winner – Roy Grace
  • 2017 CAMEO Award – Book To Stage Category – shortlist – Not Dead Enough
  • 2017 Poland – Book Of The Year award, Horror Category – Winner – The House On Cold Hill
  • 2017 Germany – Rheinbach Glass Dagger Award for Crime Fiction – Winner
  • 2017 Sussex Life Hero at the Celebration of Sussex Life – Winner
  • 2018 Specsavers Honorary Platinum Award for book sales over 5 million
  • 2018 Specsavers National Book Awards – Audiobook Of The Year – Shortlist – Absolute Proof
  • 2021 Specsavers Crimefest - Audible Sounds of Crime Award nominee - Find them Dead
  • 2021 Brighton & Hove Business Awards - Outstanding Brightonian of the Year Award

Peter James, a crime writer, speaks to ME AND MY MONEY, September 30, 2023
Peter James, an award-winning crime writer, has written 21 million books. The 75-year-old author and his sister Genevieve and his parents Cornelia and Jack - both glovemakers to Elizabeth II grew up in Brighton. His books are set in the resort and have been turned into the hit ITV drama series Grace, starring John Simm. James explains to York Membery how the series, for which he receives seven percent of the overall profits, has increased international sales of his books. He and his second wife Lara, 44, and their two dogs, Wally, a goldendoodle, and Spooky, a labradoodle, live in Jersey.

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