Jason Hewitt


Jason Hewitt was born in Oxford and lives in London. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English from the University of Winchester and an MA with distinction in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University.


After completing his degree he spent a number of years working in a bookshop in Oxford before moving into the publishing industry where he worked primarily as a Marketing Manager in a number of professional and academic publishers.


His debut novel The Dynamite Room published in the UK & Commonwealth in 2014, in the US/Canada and in a French translation (as Le Silence des Bombes) in 2015. His second novel Devastation Road was published by Scribner in the UK and Commonwealth in 2015 (paperback 2016) and will be published in the US/Canada in 2017.


He is also a playwright and actor. His first full-length play, Claustrophobia - produced by To the Moon, in association with Theatre Bench - premiered at Edinburgh Fringe and had a London run at The Hope Theatre in 2015. 


As an actor he has performed major roles in a number of plays including Pericles, A Christmas Carol, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Merchant of Venice and King Lear (directed by Sir Jonathan Miller). 


Jason was recently Writer-in-Residence at Abingdon School, has given guest lectures and workshops at a number of secondary schools and universities, and provides creative writing workshops at the British Library. He is a regular speaker at literary festivals, and is a member of the Society of Authors, and the Prime Writers, as well as being Treasurer for the Historical Writers' Association. He is also currently Associate Lecturer for the BA Publishing Media degree at Oxford Brookes University.