DETAILS: J.W.Ironmonger’s first novel, ‘The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder’ was shortlisted for the 2012 Costa First Book Award, and finished third in the Guardian’s 2012 ‘Not the Booker Prize’ competition. The novel tells the tale of a troubled young man who locks himself away from society to complete a great project; he intends to catalogue his brain.‘The Coincidence Authority,’ released in September 2013, is the troubling story of a young woman whose life seems blighted by coincidences. She consults an expert – the ‘Coincidence Authority.’ But to understand where Azalea’s coincidence are leading, they must first unravel the mysteries of her life. This novel was The World Book Night recommended read for September, was Book of the Month in The Bookseller, and Read of the Day in ‘Metro.’
BIO: J.W.Ironmonger lives in Shropshire and writes quirky literary novels exploring odd situations and deep philosophical ideas.