Surrealpolitik

Me, Your Host: John Schoneboom

Is that real paper?
Is that real paper?

Who me? I'm a writer, currently doing what they call practice-led research towards a PhD in Creative Writing at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK. (If it still says that and it's after October 2017, then I've either blown the deadline or failed to update this page; hopefully the latter.) The novel I'm working on currently has a working title of The Science of a Single Cabbage, and is the story of one Bodhamari Arbop, who chases nonexistent enemies in contestable realities while waiting for his alleged wife to come home one day from her errands.

That's seventy percent of the PhD and the other thirty percent is writing a reflective commentary, which is called Surrealpolitik: Gaslighting on a Cultural Scale. 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.