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Jon Ronson

Writer and documentary film maker...

10/05/1967 -

Jon Ronson biography and information

Ronson's first book, Them: Adventures With Extremists, was an international bestseller. His follow-up title The Men Who Stare At GoatsThem was longlisted for The Guardian's First Book Award, until it was disqualified for not being, strictly speaking, his first book.

He grew up in Cardiff and began his journalistic career as an award-winning columnist for Time Out. He has also written the popular Human Zoo and Out of the Ordinary columns for The Guardian, where he contributes features. He produced the BBC Radio 4 documentary Hotel Auschwitz, and the Sony nominated Radio 4 series, Jon Ronson On.....

Jon has produced documentaries for the both the BBC and Channel 4, covering such topics as euthanasia, Kidneys for Jesus, the Cliff Richard fan club and David Icke’s theory that "the elite are genetically descended from a race of 12-foot, blood-drinking, shape-shifting lizards."

In the US, he is a contributor to National Public Radio's All Things Considered and This American Life.

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Books by Jon Ronson

The Psychopath Test
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So You've Been Publicly Shamed
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Them: Adventures with Extremists
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Lost at Sea
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The Men Who Stare At Goats
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Out of the Ordinary
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What I Do
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Lost at Sea
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Lost at Sea
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The Men Who Stare At Goats
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The Psychopath Test
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The Psychopath Test
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Jon Ronson: It all starts with a mystery...

Posted on 5th Oct, 2012

Jon Ronson met up with us before his event at The Cheltenham Literature Festival to tell us about his work, his latest book Lost At Sea, alternate career paths, and why you should always keep a PostIt note handy...