John Spurling

John Spurling is an award-winning author and a prolific playwright with 30 plays performed on stage, radio and TV, including at the National Theatre. He is the author of The Walter Scott prize-winning novel The Ten Thousand Things and Arcadian Nights: Greek Myths Reimagined. John was born in Kisumu, Kenya then later educated at St. John’s College, Oxford. He married the biographer Hilary Spurling in 1961 and they live in London. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. For more information, visit: