ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Ian Thornton’s debut novel, The Great and Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms (How One Man Scorched the Twentieth
Century, but Didn¹t Mean to) was published by Simon & Schuster Canada in September 2013. Harper Collins published worldwide on June 28th 2014 to coincide with the centenary of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the pivot of the novel. It was translated across Europe and taught at the Sorbonne, as well as receiving the Holy Grail of New York book reviews, the Kirkus Star. It was also nominated for the ManBooker Prize.
Prior to becoming a novelist, Ian worked for Broadcast magazine in London and also for Variety. He is a co-founder of the global television industry publisher, C21 Media and www.c21media.net
He covered the Royal wedding in London for CTV, Canada's premier independent broadcaster, and has written for Wisden Cricketer, The Guardian, The Hindu and for the Soho House magazine, House. He also wrote on the football World Cup in South Africa for the Canadian sports channel, The Score, and has worked for Queen¹s University in Ontario, where his project was presented at the White House as part of President Obama's new media initiative.
Ian is the official biographer of the Compton cricket club in California, and has been a judge on the largest Latin American film festival, Expresion en Corto.
His second novel, The Deaths and Afterlife of Aleister Crowley will be published by Penguin in late 2017.
Originally from Leeds, Ian currently resides in Toronto with his wife, Heather Gordon and their two children