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Tim Willocks is a British physician and novelist (Born 27 October 1957) in Stalybridge, Cheshire, England. Willocks studied medicine at the University College Hospital Medical School and has worked for some years on the rehabilitation of sufferers of drug addiction.[1] Willocks holds a second dan black belt in Shotokan karate.[2]


Timothy Willocks
Tim Willocks in Warsaw (2009)
Tim Willocks in Warsaw (2009)
BornTimothy Willocks
(1957-10-27) October 27, 1957 (ageĀ 61)
Stalybridge, Cheshire, England
EducationUCL Medical School

SignatureTim Willocks



His 1991 novel Bad City Blues was adapted for the screen in 1999 in a movie starring Dennis Hopper.[3] Willocks also wrote the Steven Spielberg documentary The Unfinished Journey.[4]

Willocks wrote the screenplay for the film Swept from the Sea (1997) based on the 1903 novel Amy Foster by Joseph Conrad.

The novel The Religion (2006) is set in 1565 during the Grand Siege of Malta and is the first book of the Tannhauser Trilogy. The second part - Twelve Children of Paris - appeared in 2013 .

Published workEdit

  • Bad City Blues (1991)
  • Green River Rising (1995) (follows the progress of a fictional prison riot from the perspective of a short stint inmate about to be paroled)
  • Bloodstained Kings (1996)
  • Doglands (2011)
  • Memo from Turner (2018)

Mattias Tannhauser trilogyEdit

  1. The Religion (2006)
  2. Twelve Children of Paris (2013)[5]

External linksEdit

  • Official Website of Tim Willocks
  • Tim Willocks on IMDb
  • "An interview with Tim Willocks". Bookslut. April 2007. Retrieved 13 April 2007.
  • Yahoo! Discussion Group on Tim Willocks' books
  • Tim Willocks Fans on Twitter


  1. ^ "Land of Pope and glory". The Independent. 4 August 2006.
  2. ^ "Tim Willocks at the AM Heath Literary Agency". Archived from the original on 2015-07-21. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Bad city blues at IMDB". 28 January 2010.
  4. ^ "American journey". 28 January 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Twelve Children of Paris". 2010-01-03.