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Chris has been an established figure in New Zealand literary affairs since the early 1970s when he was associated with the avant garde poetry magazine Freed. He has published six adult novels and two collections of short stories. He has also written plays for stage and radio and scripts for television. He has been a bookseller, a teacher, and a publisher's representative and has also worked in the Information and Computer industry.

Awarded Michael King Writers' Centre Residency 2012.

Chris has twice been National President of the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN) and has also been chair of the board of directors of Copyright Licensing Ltd. He and Barbara were instrumental in setting up both the New Zealand Association of Literary Agents (NZALA) and the New Zealand Association of Manuscript Assessors (NZAMA).

For more information on Chris see his page on the NZ Book Council website.

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