"A more natural storyteller’s eye than Patrick O’Brian…well wrought and deftly told," Sunday Telegraph.
Paul Bryers is a writer and filmmaker, specializing in factually-based drama and documentary. Writing as Seth Hunter, he is the author of a series of critically-acclaimed novels set during the Wars with Revolutionary France and featuring Nathan Peake:
The Time of Terror
The Tide of War
The Price of Glory
The Winds of Folly
The Flag of Freedom
The Spoils of Conquest
Previous novels, written under his name, include The Used Women’s Book Club, Prayer of the Bone, In a Pig’s Ear, The Adultery Department and Coming First, all published by Bloomsbury in the UK. He was the of a British Arts Council Award for Best First Novel.
In August 2013 Hachette published SPOOKED: The Haunting of Kit Connelly, Paul's latest novel for children and young adults which was shortlisted for the Phoenix Award in 2015.
He is also a writer, producer, and director of features, dramas and documentaries for television, radio and the theatre. Dramas and docudramas include the four-part Queen Victoria’s Empire for PBS, which won the outstanding achievement award at the 2002 New York Film Festival. Bryers has directed films for such notable playwrights as Arthur Miller (The Golden Years) and Mikhail Bulgakov (Incident in Judea).
He was born in Liverpool and educated at Southampton University. Bryars has taught creative writing at the Universities of Winchester and Bath Spa and is a member of PEN and the Society of Authors.