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Fforde at the 2012 Texas Book Festival
|Born||11 January 1961 (age 60)|
|Genre||Alternative history, comic fantasy|
|Literary movement||Postmodern literature|
Jasper Fforde (born 11 January 1961) is an English novelist, whose first novel, The Eyre Affair, appeared in 2001. He is known mainly for his Thursday Next novels, but has published two books in the loosely connected Nursery Crime series and the first books of two other independent series: The Last Dragonslayer and Shades of Grey. Fforde's books abound in literary allusions and wordplay, tightly scripted plots and playfulness with the conventional, traditional genres. They usually contain elements of metafiction, parody, and fantasy.
Fforde was born in London on 11 January 1961, the son of John Standish Fforde, the 24th Chief Cashier for the Bank of England. He is a grandson of Polish political adviser Joseph Retinger, and a great-grandson of journalist E. D. Morel.
Fforde was educated at the progressive Dartington Hall School. In his first jobs, he worked as a focus puller in the film industry. He worked on a number of films, including The Trial, Quills, GoldenEye, and Entrapment.
Fforde published his first novel, The Eyre Affair, in 2001.
His published books include a series of novels starring the literary detective Thursday Next: The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, Something Rotten, First Among Sequels, One of our Thursdays Is Missing and The Woman Who Died a Lot. The Eyre Affair had received 76 publisher rejections before its eventual acceptance for publication.
Fforde won the Wodehouse prize for comic fiction in 2004 for The Well of Lost Plots. Several streets in the Thames Reach housing development in Swindon have been named after characters in the series.
The Big Over Easy (2005), set in the same alternative universe as the Next novels, is a reworking of his first written novel, which initially failed to find a publisher. Its original title was Who Killed Humpty Dumpty? It was later titled Nursery Crime, which now refers to this series of books. These books describe the investigations of DCI Jack Spratt. The follow-up to The Big Over Easy, The Fourth Bear, was published in July 2006 and focuses on Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Shades of Grey, the first novel in a new series, was published December 2009 in the United States and January 2010 in the United Kingdom.
In November 2010 he produced The Last Dragonslayer, the first novel in a new series. It is a young-adult (YA) fantasy novel about a teenage orphan Jennifer Strange which has now been adapted for television. Two further books have been published in the series, The Song of the Quarkbeast (2011) and The Eye of Zoltar (2014). The series was originally planned as a trilogy., but a fourth book in the series was announced in 2014. The planned release date for the fourth book was late 2020 or early 2021.
In 2009, Fforde published a story in the Welsh edition of Big Issue magazine (a magazine distributed by the homeless) called 'We are all alike' (previously called 'The Man with no face'). He also published 'The Locked Room Mystery mystery' [sic] in The Guardian newspaper in 2007; this story remains available online. The U.S. version of Well of Lost Plots features a bonus chapter (34b) called 'Heavy Weather', a complete story in itself, featuring Thursday Next in her position as Bellman.
Fforde has an interest in aviation and owns and flies a Rearwin Skyranger.
Originating with the Fforde Ffestival in September 2005, the Fforde Ffiesta (cf. Ford Fiesta) is now an annual event built around Fforde's books and held in Thursday Next's home town of Swindon over the May bank holiday weekend. People travel from as far away as Australia and the United States to take part in a wide range of events, including a re-enacting of gameshow Name That Fruit, Hamlet Speed Reading competitions and interactive performances of Richard III.
…author Jasper Fforde in 1961 (age 59)
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