Jonathan Trigell

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Jonathan Trigell (born 1974) is a British author.[1] His first novel, Boy A, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2004, the Waverton Good Read Award and the inaugural World Book Day Prize in 2008.

Jonathan completed an MA in creative writing at Manchester University in 2002. He spent most winters in Alps working in the Ski Industry and now lives in Chamonix, France.[2]

Boy A is the story of a child criminal released into society as an adult. It has obvious and presumably deliberate parallels to the fates of the murderers of James Bulger, although the crime itself differs significantly.

Highly acclaimed critically, Boy A was described by Sarah Waters, Chair of the Judges for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, as "a compelling narrative, a beautifully structured piece of writing, and a thought-provoking novel of ideas. It's a wonderful debut."[3]

Trigell's follow up Cham, familiar name of Chamonix,[4] also acquired by Serpent's Tail publishing house, was published in October 2007 and shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize.

Jonathan's third work Genus - about a dystopian divided Britain - was published in July 2011. It contains chapters describing rioting in London eerily similar to the disturbances that broke out only weeks after publication. Genus has been optioned for film by Matador Pictures, with Mike Carey (writer) attached to write the script.

Trigell's next novel will be published in September 2014 and is titled "The Tongues of Men or Angels". In an interview the author described it as "A Biblical Era Road Movie".

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  1. ^ Boy A - a novel by Jon Trigell
  2. ^ Serpent's Tail : Authors
  3. ^ Booktrust: > Home
  4. ^ Jonathan Trigell's interview during the Festival international du roman noir de Frontignan 2007