Jonathan Trigell

Jonathan Trigell is the author of four very different novels: Boy A; Cham; Genus; and most recently The Tongues of Men or Angels, his first historical work.

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 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 Cuba Pictures, Film Four and The Weinstein Co. Among other prizes, it won four BAFTA Awards and the Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival.

Jonathan was born in Britain, but now lives in the French Alps.