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Peter James (born 22 August 1948 in Brighton) is a British writer of crime fiction and film producer.
James has written 25 books, the most recent of which feature Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. His books have been translated into 29 languages. In England they are published by Pan Books and in the US by Carroll & Graf Publishers. James has written supernatural thrillers, spy fiction, Michael Crichton-style science-based thrillers, and a children's novel, as well as the introductions for Graham Masterton's collection 'Manitou Man' and Joe Rattigan's collection 'Ghosts Far From Subtle'.
He also wrote, as 'a labour of love' the children's novelisation for the 1986 movie 'Biggles', which he also produced. James is a lifelong fan of the Biggles franchise, at one time owning the rights to the books, and having translated some foreign editions.
In 2005 The Merchant Of Venice, directed by Michael Radford and for which James was executive producer, had a Royal Premiere in the presence of Prince Charles and received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Costume Design. In 2006 the film also won the Silver Ribbon for Best Production Design (Migliore Scenografia) from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists.
In 2007 he made an appearance at the Festival International du Roman Noir in Frontignan, France.
In 2010 Peter made an appearance at Oakmeeds Community College as the special guest of an awards evening to congratulate hard working and high achieving pupils.
On 3 April 2011 he took over as chair of the Crime Writers' Association, a post he will hold for one year.