Kris Hollington biography
Kris Hollington is a Sunday Times bestselling author, ghost-writer and freelance journalist living and working in London.
As a journalist, he has written a number of investigative pieces on subjects as diverse as mass murder, assassination, armed robbery, African drug smugglers, diamond mining, art and jewellery theft, the space race, HM Customs and Excise and police corruption for The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The News of the World, The Evening Standard, Arena and Loaded.
In 2010, Kris co-wrote a script for BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Play based on the true story of the theft and recovery of Edward Munch’s painting, Scream. Kris was also involved in the production of Noble Cause Corruption, a controversial crime drama, also for Radio 4, broadcast on March 5 2013.
Several of Kris’ articles and books have been featured in TV documentaries including Channel 4's Cutting Edge and ITV1’s Real Crime. The Interceptor (co-written with Cameron Addicott) has been commissioned by BBC Drama for an eight-part season due to be broadcast on BBC1 in Autumn 2014.
He is the co-author, with Detective Sergeant Harry Keeble, of three bestselling books about child protection:
Baby X, Britain's Child Abuser's Brought to Justice (S&S, Jan 2010).
Little Victim, The Real Story of Britain's Vulnerable Children and the People Who Rescue Them (S&S, Feb 2011)
Hurting Too Much: Shocking Stories From the Frontline of Child Protection (S&S, Feb 2012)
These books have all spent several months in the Sunday Times Bestseller list, selling 150,000 copies.
How I Found the Agency
I discovered Andrew by going through the author’s bible, the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook, and was drawn to the fact that he represented several other journalists. Andrew was the most positive of the four agents I approached and the quickest off the mark. By the time the other agents had got in touch I had already decided that Andrew was the one; he immediately made me feel that my book was as good as published. Five books down the road, I can’t thank him enough for his unstinting support and patience, as well as his wise and speedy counsel.