How to become an author

Stephen Hunt’s updated advice to everyone constantly e-mailing him asking how to become an author. First become a comedian, shouty boss, or witty TV host.

Hill, Sugar, Fry on Galaxy TV show… Harry Hill, Alan Sugar and Stephen Fry are among the authors set to be interviewed on the More4 series following last week’s Galaxy National Book Awards.


I am an author of various fantasy, science fiction, crime and other genre books from Gollancz, Hachette and HarperCollins. Some day I hope to grow up and be an astronaut. Exploring Mars would be nice.

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