Before I Go to Sleep (Watson)

Author Bio
Where—Stourbridge, England, UK
Education—Uiversity of Birmingham
Currently—lives in London, England

Steve "S. J." Watson is an English writer who debuted in 2011 with the thriller novel Before I Go to Sleep. Rights to publish the book have been sold in 37 different countries around the world and it has gone on to be an international bestseller.

Watson was born in Stourbridge, in the West Midlands. He studied Physics at the University of Birmingham and then moved to London, where he worked in various hospitals and specialized in the diagnostic and treatment of hearing-impaired children. In the evening and weekends he wrote fiction.

In 2009 Watson was accepted for the first course Writing a Novel at the Faber Academy. The result was his debut, Before I Go to Sleep. He was introduced to literary agent Clare Conville on the last night of the course and she agreed to represent him. The book was published in 2011. In the same year it was announced that the book would be adapted for the big screen by Ridley Scott.

Media interest in Before I Go to Sleep was considerable and Watson himself was the subject of a profile in London's Sunday Times before its UK publication and The Wall Street Journal before its US publication. Watson has been profiled and interviewed by numerous other media outlets, print and broadcast. (From Wikipedia.)

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