John Schoneboom is a novelist and playwright from New York who has been living in Newcastle upon Tyne since 2010. His play Dreams of Jimmy Bannon won the Artist Fellowship Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and was followed by a series of mainly short plays, mostly for Off Off Broadway venues in Manhattan. His most recent play, Macintosh Macintosh and the Dinosaur Salesman, written for children, will be performed as part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival to be held in NYC this summer (2016). Schoneboom’s first novel, Fontoon, was published by Dedalus Books. He is currently nearing completion of a new novel while working on a PhD in Creative Writing at Northumbria University. He and his wife Abigail have unleashed two rapidly growing children upon an unsuspecting world.