Christopher Hope was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1990.
Christopher Hope’s novels include Kruger’s Alp, winner of the Whitbread Prize for Fiction; Serenity House, shortlisted for the Booker Prize, My Mothers Lovers and, most recently, Jimfish. He has published several collections of stories and poems and is a frequent contributor to the BBC. A graduate of the universities of Natal and the Witwatersrand, South Africa, he lives in France. Awards include the Cholmondeley Award , Travelex Travel Writer of the Year, P.E.N Silver Pen and CNA Prize in South Africa for his memoir, White Boy Running . He founded , in 2007, the Franschhoek Literary Festival in South Africa. His libretto for A Distant Drum, a musical drama, premiered at Carnegie Hall in 2014