Marlborough Literature Festival 2018 Events
27 – 30 September
Tickets go on sale from 11th July.
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JS Monroe – Find Me
October 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm£10
‘A girlfriend of mine from university had died – years later I saw her at Paddington Station.’
This scene has haunted the author for much of his adult life and inspired his new novel Find Me.
JS Monroe is the pseudonym of journalist and novelist Jon Stock, who wrote the Daniel Marchant (or ‘Legoland’) trilogy comprising Dead Spy Running, Games Traitors Play and Dirty Little Secret. Warner Brothers bought the film rights in 2008 and Oscarwinner Stephen Gaghan was hired to write the original screenplay.
There are echoes of Buchan, Fleming and Le Carré in his characterisation but Jon’s novels are imbued with a deliciously 21st century cynicism.
After reading English at Cambridge University, he worked as a freelance journalist in London, was Delhi correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and also wrote for The Week magazine in India. He has contributed regularly to BBC Radio 4.
His first novel, The Riot Act, was shortlisted by the Crime Writers’ Association for its best first novel award. It was subsequently published by Gallimard as part of the acclaimed Serié Noir. A film of the book is currently in development. Jon Stock lives near Marlborough.