Christopher Radmann has taught English in a range of South African schools, as well as working part-time for an educational NGO in Soweto and other townships. He is currently Head of Sixth Form and Head of English at a boarding school in Hampshire, England, where he lives with his wife and two children. Based loosely on personal experience, HELD UP is his first novel. It was published by Headline in 2012. His second novel, THE CRACK, was published by Oneworld in 2014.