Jason Hewitt is a novelist, playwright and actor. After completing his actor training he performed in a number of fringe theatre productions around London including Great Expectations, Pericles, A Christmas Carol, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and The Merchant of Venice, and King Lear, directed by Jonathan Miller.
He has also spent many years working in the publishing industry as a bookseller and publisher's sales representative, and has almost ten years' experience as a marketing manager. He is currently writer-in-residence at Abingdon School in Oxfordshire.
His first full-length play, Claustrophobia, premiered at Edinburgh Fringe in 2014 and his first novel, The Dynamite Room, was published by Simon & Schuster in the same year. It was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize for New Writing and the Authors' Club First Novel Award. His second novel, Devastation Road, was published in 2015.