Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of two bestsellers: Them: Adventures with Extremists and The Men Who Stare at Goats, and two collections. He lives in London.
Jon Ronson is the bestselling author of the hilarious and highly informative The Psychopath Test. His new book Lost At Sea, collection of mini-adventure stories of the chaos that lies on the fringe of our daily lives, is available now.
Read on to discover his various heroes of the real and virtual (Twitter) worlds, and his favourite books, of course.
Posted By Rosanna Boscawen on Thursday 22nd Nov 2012
Over the past month, many a giggle has been heard coming from the lift in the Picador offices. Why? Well, in honour of Picador's 40th birthday, Jon Ronson's fantastically funny contribution to The Picador Book of 40,40 Things To Do Before I Die: A Bucket List, was stuck up on one of its walls. Since we've all had such a good laugh, we thought we'd share it with you. Happy reading.
Posted By Rosanna Boscawen on Thursday 11th Oct 2012
Jon Ronson's new book Lost At Sea is a collection of mini-adventure stories which resulted from going on patrol with America’s real-life superheroes and visiting a UFO convention in the Nevada desert with Robbie Williams. He’s interviewed a robot and asked her if she has a soul. He’s travelled to the Alaskan theme town of North Pole (where every day is Christmas Day) to investigate a high school mass-murder plot. He’s met a man who tried to split the atom in his kitchen and another who’s preparing to welcome the aliens to earth.
Here he talks about all this and more, at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Posted By Rosanna Boscawen on Friday 21st Sep 2012
Picador turns 40 this year, and we'd love you to come and celebrate with us. 12 of our authors, including Jon Ronson (The Psychopath Test) and Jackie KayReality, Reality), will be reading from their work. Read on for details of how you can get discounted tickets to the event.