Frank Tallis


About him

F.R. Tallis is a renowned doctor in psychology specialising in obsessive disorders. He first published psychological essays for a wide audience, then novels (Killing Time and Sensing Others) for which he received the Writer’s Award in 1999 and, one year later, the New London Writer’s Award. His Viennese series, The Liebermann Papers opens with Mortal Mischief, which got immediate recognition by critics and the public alike. Frank Tallis now lives in London.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

‘I worked as a clinical psychologist for 20 years, and only one patient ever bit me. When it comes to writing, it seems to me important to quote Lao-Tzu, ‘A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step’ My next three novels shall explore psychological and supernatural themes.’

Crime favourites

Film: The Shining directed by Stanley Kubrick

Book: Dracula, by Bram Stoker

Author: Sigmund Freud