Christopher Owen's stories have been published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies in the UK, USA, and Ireland. An Honourable Life won 1st prize for the Final Chapters Competition, and was republished in the Final Chapters anthology by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in 2014. He won 2nd prize for the Wells Festival of Literature Short Story Competition 2019, and has been short-listed for the Bridport Story Prize 2019 and for the Hammond House Publishing Prize. He has been long-listed for the Royal Society of Literature V. S. Pritchett Short Story Prize 2018, the Dorset Short Story Prize, and for the London Short Story Prize 2018.
January 2022: His story CYRIL, EYES FULL OF DRINK has been Highly Commended (in top 5 of submissions) for THE COSTA SHORT STORY PRIZE 2021.
September 2021: His story A DAY AT THE CRICKET has made the Top 50 from almost 1100 entries in the 2021 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University.
July 2021. His poem One o'clock Appointment is on the Royal Society Literature WriteAcrossLondon poetry map.
His plays have been produced in the UK, Ireland, USA, Australia and the Gulf States. His play A Family Affair won 1st prize at the RAFTA Festival, Still Waters winner at the Lost Theatre Festival and played at the Manhattan Theatre Club, USA. Laying the Turf was long-listed for the Papatango New Writing Prize and by the Bush Theatre, London, 2018. The Touch of a Butterfly's Wing was long-listed for Papatango Award. 2016. In the 1990's he toured the UK and Gulf States with his shows A Parsons Tale and Right ho, Wodehouse! He trained at RADA, and worked in theatre, television and film for over 50 years. He featured in a number of television shows (House of Cards, Sharpe's Honour, A Perfect Spy, War and Peace).