Jonathan Stroud

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Jonathan Anthony Stroud
Born (1970-10-27) 27 October 1970 (age 43)
Bedford, England
Occupation Writer
Nationality British
Period 1999–present
Genres Children's fantasy

Jonathan Anthony Stroud (born 27 October 1970) is a British writer of fantasy fiction, mainly for children and young adults.

Biography[edit]

Born in 1970 in Bedford, England, Stroud began to write stories at a very young age. He grew up in St Albans where he enjoyed reading books, drawing pictures, and writing stories. Between the ages seven and nine he was often ill, so he spent most of his days in the hospital or in his bed at home. To escape boredom, he would occupy himself with books and stories.[1] After he completed his studies of English literature at the University of York, he worked in London as an editor for the Walker Books store. During the 1990s, he started publishing his own works and quickly gained success.[clarification needed][1]

Among his most prominent works are the best-selling[2] Bartimaeus Trilogy. A special feature of these novels compared to others of their genre is that Stroud examines the stereotypes and ethics of the magician class and the enslaved demons. This is done by telling the story from the perspective of the sarcastic and slightly egomaniacal djinni Bartimaeus. The books in this series are The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye, Ptolemy's Gate, and The Ring of Solomon (although The Ring of Solomon was not part of the official trilogy), his first books to be published in the United States.

Stroud lives in St Albans, Hertfordshire, with his two children, Isabelle and Arthur, and his wife Gina, an illustrator of children's books.[1]

On March 21, 2012, Jonathan announced a new project via his blog – Lockwood & Co..[3]

Bibliography[edit]

Bartimaeus Sequence
Lockwood & Co.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About Jonathan Stroud". jonathanstroud.com. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  2. ^ "New York Times Best Sellers (Children's) February 12, 2006". nytimes.com. 12 February 2006. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  3. ^ http://jonathanstroud.tumblr.com/post/19674479513. Retrieved 2012-04-11.
  4. ^ Stroud, Jonathan (11 August 2013). "Ask the Author". Random House. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 

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