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."
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".
- Jonathan Trigell's official website
- An interview with Jonathan Trigell
- Jonathan Trigell is interviewed for Arts Award Voice
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