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Steven Hall at the "Humber Mouth" Hull literature festival 2006

Steven Hall (born 1975 in Derbyshire) is a British writer. He is the author of The Raw Shark Texts, lead writer of the video game Battlefield 1, and writer on Nike's World Cup short film The Last Game.[1]

His debut novel, The Raw Shark Texts won the 2008 Somerset Maugham Award and a 2007 Borders Original Voices Award, and was shortlisted for the 2008 Arthur C. Clarke Award.[2] The book has been translated into 29 different languages, and a screenplay for a film adaptation has been written by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire).[3]

Hall has written for Granta Magazine and Lonely Planet.[4][5] He has also written scripts for Doctor Who radio dramas[6] and was the lead writer for the video games Crysis 3,[7][8] Ryse: Son of Rome,[9] Battlefield 1, and Battlefield V.

In 2007, Hall was named as one of Waterstone's "25 Authors for the Future".[10] In 2010, Hall was named as one of the best 20 novelists under 40 by The Daily Telegraph.[11] In 2013, Hall was named as one of Granta′s Best of Young British Novelists 2013 out of 20 novelists listed in total.[12]


Awards and prizesEdit


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Id.
  3. ^ Nick Newman, "Simon Beaufoy Adapting Sci-Fi Novel ‘Raw Shark Texts’; ‘Sharp Teeth’ Still on the Table", The Film Stage, 11 June 2012.
  4. ^ Stephen Hall page, Granta Contributors.
  5. ^ British Council on Literature.
  6. ^ Steven Hall, CMT Artists
  7. ^ Interview: Steven Hall, Writer of CRYSIS 3, Starburst.
  8. ^ "Interview with Crysis 3 writer, Steven Hall", Analog Science Fiction and Fact.
  9. ^ Gamewise Credits, Ryse: Son of Rome.
  10. ^ a b "UK authors of the future unveiled". BBC News. 17 May 2007. Retrieved 24 May 2010.
  11. ^ Lorna Bradbury, "Are these Britain's best 20 novelists under 40?", The Telegraph, 18 June 2010.
  12. ^ Dan Lewis, "Granta's Best of Young British Novelists 2013 announced", Waterstones Blog.
  13. ^ "Stories for a Phone Book", Steven Hall Forum.
  14. ^ "The Raw Shark Texts". HarperCollins. 2007. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2007. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  15. ^ Granta 109: Work, Winter 2009.
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  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 December 2009. Retrieved 9 December 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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