'Tough, sexy and brutal, but leavened with sharp humour... Grimwood is a name to watch.' The Times
Jon Courtenay Grimwood was born in Malta and christened in the upturned bell of a ship. He grew up in the Far East, Britain and Scandinavia. Apart from novels he writes for magazines and newspapers. For five years he wrote a monthly review column for the Guardian. He has also written for The Times, The Telegraph and The Independent. Felaheen, the third of his novels featuring Asraf Bey, a half-Berber detective, won the BSFA Award for Best Novel. As did End of the World Blues, about a British sniper on the run from Iraq and running an Irish bar in Tokyo. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous other awards including the Arthur C Clake Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the John W Campbell Memorial Award.
The Fallen Blade, the first of three novels set in an alternate 15th-century Venice was published Spring 2011 and has gone into ten languages in twelve territories. The Outcast Blade, its sequel, was published in Spring 12. The final volume of the Assassini novels, The Exiled Blade, was published Spring 13.
The Last Banquet, a literary novel written as Jonathan Grimwood, was published by Canongate in Summer 2013 and shortlisted, in 2015, in the French edition for Le Prix Montesquieu.
Moskva, his first crime novel for Penguin, written as Jack Grimwood, was published in hbk in Spring 2016. Pbk November 2016.
Nightfall Berlin, the second Tom Fox novel from Jack Grimwood, is due from Penguin in Spring 2017.
His work is published in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Estonian and American, among others