Jonathan Morris (author)

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Jonathan Morris was born in Taunton, England, on 17 September 1973. He is an author principally known for writing various kinds of Doctor Who spin-off material.

His path to prominence in writing professional Doctor Who fiction was notable in part because he was commissioned to write a novel after only his first attempt under the BBC's "Open Submission" policy.[1]

He has written for the Eighth Doctor Adventures and Past Doctor Adventures. He has also written for Big Finish Productions' range of audio and printed material. Among his Doctor Who literary credits are short stories in the Big Finish Short Trips anthologies; the novels Festival of Death, Anachrophobia, and The Tomorrow Windows; and the audio adventures, Bloodtide, Flip-Flop, Max Warp, The Haunting of Thomas Brewster, A Perfect World, Mary's Story, Hothouse, The Cannibalists, The Eternal Summer and Protect and Survive. Festival of Death received 2000's "Best Past Doctor Novel" award from the readers of Doctor Who Magazine. Morris contributed "The Clanging Chimes of Doom" to Short Trips: A Christmas Treasury, "Lant Land" to Short Trips: Life Science, "The Thief of Sherwood" to Short Trips: Past Tense, and "Mauritz" to Short Trips: A Universe of Terrors. His debut novel, Festival of Death, was placed seventh in the Top 10 of SFX magazine's "Best SF/Fantasy novelisation or TV tie-in novel" category of 2000.

In 2005, he wrote the narration script for the documentary Paris in the Springtime, a homage to Douglas Adams' work on Doctor Who, which was included in the BBC DVD release of the serial City of Death.

In addition to his Doctor Who work, he has also written for Big Finish's Judge Dredd range, contributing the title, I Love Judge Dredd. For the Bernice Summerfield series of anthologies he has contributed the short stories "The Spartacus Syndrome" (in A Life of Surprises) and "The Traitors" (in Life During Wartime). In 2011, he contributed to their Dark Shadows range with The Blind Painter and Operation Victor.

In 2005, some of his writing was included in the televised British sketch/situation comedy fusion, Swinging.

He was also the manager of the Erasure Information Service from 1997 until 2003, when he handed over to Gregory Hudson.

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