Charlie Murray Higson

Higson was educated at Sevenoaks School and at the University of East Anglia (where his brother has taught since 1986 and is now a professor of film studies) where he met Paul Whitehouse,

David Cummings and Terry Edwards. Higson, Cummings, and Edwards formed the band The Higsons of which Higson was the lead singer from 1980 to 1986. They released two singles on the Specials’ 2-Tone label. Higson then became a plasterer before he turned to writing for Harry Enfield with Paul Whitehouse and performing comedy. He came to public attention as one of the main writers and performers of the BBC Two sketch show The Fast Show (1994-2000). He worked with Whitehouse on the radio comedy Down the Line and is to work with him again on a television project, designed to be a spoof of celebrity travel programs.

Books in order of publication:


King of the Ants (1992)

Happy Now (1993)

Full Whack (1995)

Getting Rid of Mister Kitchen (1996)

Monstroso (2010)

The Enemy novels

The Enemy (2009)

The Dead (2010)

The Fear (2011)

The Sacrifice (2012)

The Fallen (2013)

The Hunted (2014)

The End (2015) ASIN B00Z8PHRKS

The Enemy short story

Geeks vs. Zombies (2012) (This companion book in the series, released by Disney Hyperion, portrays an exclusive scene from The Fear, on World Book Day.

Young Bond

SilverFin (2005)

Blood Fever (2006)

Double or Die (2007)

Hurricane Gold (2007)

By Royal Command (2008)

SilverFin: The Graphic Novel (2008) (with Kev Walker)

Danger Society: The Young Bond Dossier (2009)

(authored short story included in book)

Fighting Fantasy

The Gates of Death (2018)


The ‘Fast Show’ Book (0006) (with Paul Whitehouse)

Short stories

“The Red Line” in The ‘Time Out’ Book of Short Stories, edited by Maria Lexton (1993)

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