John Fullerton

Novelist

John Fullerton has had four critically-acclaimed novels published: The Monkey House, A Hostile Place, This Green Land and White Boys Don’t Cry. He writes historical fiction under a pseudonym, and has produced one work of non-fiction, The Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan.

Born in England, Fullerton grew up in South Africa and tried his hand unsuccessfully at farming and finance before a series of adventures and misadventures spanning more than thirty years as a journalist, nineteen of them with Reuters. All in all, he has worked in 38 countries and rather more by accident than design, covered a dozen wars, some of which have formed the basis for his fiction. Fed up with a desk job in London at the end of the 1970s, Fullerton drew himself to the attention of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and volunteered to work undercover for two years against the Soviets in Afghanistan.

He has trained journalists and taught creative writing at Leicester University and at the annual Winchester writers’ conference. He has also delivered innumerable talks to reading groups and at several literary festivals. He lives in London.

John Fullerton

Fellowships

Roehampton University 2006/07