Surrealpolitik

Me, Your Host: John Schoneboom

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Who me? I'm a writer, from New York, currently doing what they call practice-led research and otherwise living in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK. The novel I'm writing has a working title of The Science of a Single Cabbage, and is the story of one Bodhamari Arbop, who chases presumed enemies in contestable realities while his toes and his loved ones slip away one by one.

This is all part of a PhD in Creative Writing at Northumbria University. The novel comprises seventy percent of the PhD and the other thirty percent is a reflective commentary, which is called The Terrorism Novel in a Surrealist Mode. You can get a fair idea of what that goes on about by exploring the quotes on this website, or by reading the About page.

My previous novel Fontoon ("a comic tour de force", David Whetstone in The Journal) was published by Dedalus Books. I've also written quite a few short plays and a couple of long ones. My first one, Dreams of Jimmy Bannon, won the Artist Fellowship Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Not crazy about contact forms but am interested in reducing spam, therefore with all appropriate apologies, I can be contacted via the page with the form.