Ivo Stourton

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Ivo James Benedict Stourton (born 1982) is a British author and solicitor.[1]


Stourton first came into the public eye at the age of 17 when he wrote and starred in Kassandra, an award-winning Edinburgh Festival production about the Vietnam war.

In June 2006 he was signed to a two-book deal by Random House. His first book, The Night Climbers a novel about a secret society in Cambridge and a group of friends who get involved in art fraud, was published on 4 June 2007, and is partly based on the infamous student practice of "night climbing". The Night Climbers was published in the United States by Simon Spotlight Entertainment on 7 September 2007.

His second novel, The Book Lover's Tale, was published in June 2011.[2] His third, The Happier Dead, was published in 2014.

Personal life[edit]

The eldest child of Edward Stourton and his first wife, Margaret (née McEwen), Ivo attended Eton College and was a member of the Eton Society alongside Prince William and actor Eddie Redmayne. He graduated with a double first in English from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.[3] His younger brother Tom also attended Eton and is a comedian.[4]

Stourton entered the BPP Law School and is an associate at Slaughter and May.[3][5]


  • Stourton, Ivo (2007). The Night Climbers. London: Doubleday. According to WorldCat, the book is held in 725 libraries, and has been translated into German, Dutch, and Russian.[6][7]
  • Stourton, Ivo (2011). The Book Lover's Tale. London: Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-61156-0. According to WorldCat, the book is held in 217 libraries [6]
  • Stourton, Ivo (2011). The Happier Dead Oxford, UK : Solaris, 2014. According to WorldCat, the book is held in 112 libraries [6]


  1. ^ "Stourton, Ivo 1982- --" in Contemporary authors. (Gale)  : Volume 276 Available in Gale Virtual Reference Library
  2. ^ Stourton, Ivo (2011). The Book Lover's Tale. London: Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-61156-0. 
  3. ^ a b "Prince William with the Birdsong heart-throb and fellow Eton prefects... and some VERY wacky waistcoats". Daily Mail. 4 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Two old Etonians taking over". London Evening Standard. 1 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Acquisition of the PBSJ Corporation". Slaughter & May. 5 August 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c WorldCat author entry
  7. ^ Review of The Night Climbers - "That difficult first novel". The Observer. 25 March 2007. 

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