Jonathan Trigell is the author of the novels: Boy A; Cham; Genus and his two historical books: The Tongues of Men or Angels and Under Country.
As described by The Mail on Sunday, The Tongues of Men or Angels is, “a high-octane take on the post-Crucifixion schism that emerged between Judaism and Christianity amid the brutality of Roman rule. Written with an inventive wit and verve, this is an impressive distillation of the Christian myth in the earthy poetry of the everyday vernacular; [Trigell’s] portrayal of the Crucifixion is particularly visceral… a bravura and original performance.”
Jonathan’s latest work Under Country, is about the 1984 miners’ strike: the sudden shock of poverty; the camaraderie; the brutality.
A.C. Grayling, the philosopher and former Booker Prize chair, wrote of Under Country:
“Trigell’s compelling tale is written with granular precision and subtle insight; it is a moving, often excoriating story of struggle and redemption: a tale of the recent but still living past that speaks volumes about today. Brilliant.”
Jonathan has previously won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, for the best book in the Commonwealth by an author under thirty five; the Waverton Award; the Italian Edoardo Kihlgren Prize; and the inaugural World Book Day Prize. His first novel Boy A was dramatized by Film Four. Among other prizes, the film won four BAFTA Awards and the Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival.