John Schoneboom is the author of the novel Fontoon (Dedalus Books) and a number of plays produced for Off Off Broadway venues. He is the founding editor of Bratum Books’ Uncommonalities series of short stories that share a common first line, to which he also shamelessly contributes his own efforts. His word-collage play Dreams of Jimmy Bannon won the Artists’ Fellowship Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and an extract from a novel under development won a Northern Writers’ Award, supported in part by Arts Council England. His PhD (Northumbria University) was on the terrorism novel in a surrealist mode, and he also holds MAs in creative writing (Northumbria) and science, technology, and international affairs (George Washington University) and a BA focusing on US foreign policy in Central America (Hampshire College). Originally from New York, Schoneboom now resides in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.