Christian White is a Melbourne-based author and screenwriter.
Christian’s most recent novel, Wild Place (Affirm Press), was released in October 2021. Christian’s second novel, thriller/mystery, The Wife and the Widow (Affirm Press), was released at the end of 2019 to great critical acclaim. It recently won the 2020 Australian Crime Writers Association, Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction as well as making the 2020 longlist for the Booksellers’ Choice Adult Fiction book of the year.
His debut novel, The Nowhere Child, (Affirm Press) won the Wheeler Centre Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript in 2017. The book was also shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards’ General Fiction Book of the Year, the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, and the Indie Book Awards’ Debut Fiction Book of the Year. It was the fastest selling debut novel by an Australian author and rights have sold into 18 countries.
Christian is co-creator and co-producer on the hit Netflix series Clickbait with Tony Ayres Productions and Heyday. Clickbait was the most-watched streaming show for September 2021, and was nominated for a 2021 AACTA award for best Drama Series. The series is inspired by Christian’s pilot script One Year Later, winner of the 2014 AWG Think Inside The Box Competition.
Christian co-wrote the feature film, Relic, a psychological horror about a daughter, mother and grandmother who are haunted by a manifestation of dementia that consumes their family home. The film was directed by Natalie Erika James and stars Emily Mortimer and Bella Heathcote. It was picked as the 2020 Midnight Screener at Sundance, as well as being shown in Midnighters at this year’s SXSW. It also premiered at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival as part of the Bucheon Choice program. It earned Christian two AACTA nominations; for Best Film as well Best Screenplay. It also earned an Indiwire Critics Poll nomination for Best Feature Film and most recently a Critics Choice Super Award nomination for Best Horror Film.
His short film Creswick, co-written with Natalie, won the 2017 AWGIE Award for Best Short Form screenplay. His other shorts, Coma – which screened at Tropfest – and Small, screened at the opening night of Palm Springs International ShortFest.
Christian has a number of projects in development including a feature he co-wrote with Natalie Erika James for Paramount.
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