Christopher New's China Coast Trilogy (the New York Times Bestseller, Shanghai, The Chinese Box, A Change of Flag) has been described as "the definitive account of the British presence here in furthest Asia and a literary feat of the highest quality", while The Kaminsky Cure, has been called "a brilliant book, a pure joy to read". His books have been widely translated into Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese and Portuguese.

"Among the best non-Asian writers currently writing in English about Asia" (Far Eastern Economic Review), Christopher New is equally at home in both Asia and Europe. His eastern novels range over Hong Kong, China, India and Egypt during the rise and fall of the British presence in the Middle and Far East, while The Kaminsky Cure is set in Austria during the Third Reich.

He is currently working on novels set in the Far East, America and Europe.