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Jonathan Anthony Stroud is an author of fantasy books, mainly for children and youths.

Stroud grew up in St Albans where he enjoyed reading books, drawing pictures, and writing stories. Between the ages seven and nine he was often ill, so he spent most of his days in the hospital or in his bed at home. To escape boredom he would occupy himself with books and stories. After he completed his studies of English literature at the University of York, he worked in London as an editor for the Walker Books store. He worked with different types of books there and this soon led to the writing of his own books. During the 1990s, he started publishing his own works and quickly gained success.

In May 1999, Stroud published his first children's novel, Buri...more


Today’s a big day! The Whispering Skull - Lockwood & Co’s second spine-tingling adventure - is out now in the USA! Events get a little out of control for Lucy and her friends as they dig up something nasty in a cemetery… Meanwhile, the sinister skull in the jar is stirring…



I had a lot of fun writing this. Part of the pleasure of doing a series is that you can slowly, steadily uncover the w...

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Jonathan Stroud said "yes" to attending YA Lit Con
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date: July 12, 2014 09:10AM
location: London Film and Comic Con, Earls Court 2, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London , London, The United Kingdom
description: The Book Zone at London Film and Comic Con is the perfect place for all your book needs. Meet your favourite authors, take part in workshops, and purchase the latest titles.

Jonathan Stroud will take part on the Fantasy Panel Discussion and two signings.

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
" I thoroughly enjoyed this! I really had no idea what I was picking up in the library, and still no clue when I sat down to read it.
What it turned out to be, was a well written suspenseful story that I could not wait to get back to, each time I was... " Read more of this review »
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
" This is one of the most beautifully written books I have read in a long time and as such was a great pleasure to experience. The prose was so well executed that seeing the action unfold in your imagination was a dream. I had never read anything el... " Read more of this review »
"Hi Judith,
Thanks so much for your kind words! I'm really delighted with the win and can't wait to see what they think of book two - The Whispering Sku...more
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More of Jonathan's books…
“According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking.”
Jonathan Stroud, Ptolemy's Gate

“One magician demanded I show him an image of the love of his life. I rustled up a mirror.”
Jonathan Stroud, The Amulet of Samarkand

“A dozen more questions occurred to me. Not to mention twenty-two possible solutions to each one, sixteen resulting hypotheses and counter-theorems, eight abstract speculations, a quadrilateral equation, two axioms, and a limerick. That's raw intelligence for you.”
Jonathan Stroud, Ptolemy's Gate

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Judith Thank you so much for accepting my friendship request, Jonathan.
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