Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford,
England and grew up in St Albans. He always had a burning desire to write a full-length work of fiction which he would have
wanted to read when he was younger, and so after graduating from York University he embarked on a publishing and writing career
in the game book and non-fiction department at Walker Books. He moved to Kingfisher Publications to edit children's non-fiction,
and for a time juggled working with writing; but Jonathan is now a full-time writer.
In May 1999, Jonathan burst onto
the children’s book scene with his first novel.
The Last Siege
The Amulet of Samarkand
The Golem's Eye
Bartimaeus Trilogy Website