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As a freelance feature writer his work can be found in the following British newspapers: The Independent, Independent on Sunday, Evening Standard, Mail on Sunday, The Observer, New Statesman, The Guardian.
Horrie is also the author/co-author of many major books, usually concerning major media figures:
2009: True Blue – Strange Tales from a Tory Nation (with David Matthews). Publication in August 2009. Fourth Estate / HarperCollins.
2008: Chapters on Investigative Journalism and the Law; and a practical guide to the Freedom of Information Act for Investigative Journalists in second edition of Investigative Journalism: Context and Practice, Hugo de Burgh ed, London and New York: Routledge.
2008: What is Islam? (3rd edition) with first publication in Russian.
2006: What is Islam? (third edition) commissioned for publication in spring 2007.
2005: ‘Stick it up your Punter’ (3rd edition) – Simon & Schuster (book continuously in print for fifteen years).
2004: What is Islam? (4th printing) – Virgin Books. Editions in German, Dutch, Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, French, Russian and Persian.
2002: ‘Premiership’. Unauthorised business history of the Premier League. Simon and Schuster.
1999: ‘Stick it up your Punter: the rise and fall of The Sun’. Fully updated new edition. Simon & Schuster. Co-author.
1994: Fuzzy Monsters: fear and loathing at the BBC, Heinemann;
1992: Sick as a Parrot: the inside story of Tottenham Hotspur PLC take-over.
1990: What is Islam? (W.H. Allen/ The Observer; exclusive authorship). Now in third printing with German, French, Dutch, Arabic, Spanish, Italian and Hebrew editions.
Chris Horrie was the Head of Department for Film, Media and Journalism at Staffordshire University until April 2018.
He has previously held lecturing roles at the University of Winchester and Salford University.
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