Jesse Loncraine

Agent: Juliet Pickering

Biography: Jesse Loncraine was born and grew up in London. Jesse studied English Literature at Bristol, and later, Violence, Conflict and Development at SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies), with an emphasis on the Khmer Rouge trials in Cambodia, and the prosecution of atrocity crimes. Since then he has worked on documentaries, written and taught about the International Criminal Court, been a landscape gardener in New York, and worked in a bowling alley bar. Throughout these jobs he has been writing fiction.

Jesse has three short stories published in The White Review, and his first novel IN THE FIELD, was published in April 2017 by Blue Mark Books. 

Read Jesse's stories at The White Review 

 

IN THE FIELD Literary, 240pp Blue Mark Books, April 2017 Journalist Orin Perth disappears somewhere in East Africa after delivering a powerful article on Christine Lokeka whose son Paul has been snatched by the militia that raided her village. Orin's mother Liz, herself a retired reporter, is determined to find her son. Heedless of her battle with cancer, she heads into the field in search of him.  As Liz and Christine deal with their sons' disappearances in their own very different ways, Orin and Paul struggle to stay alive without losing their humanity in the process. 

IN THE FIELD

Literary, 240pp
Blue Mark Books, April 2017

Journalist Orin Perth disappears somewhere in East Africa after delivering a powerful article on Christine Lokeka whose son Paul has been snatched by the militia that raided her village. Orin's mother Liz, herself a retired reporter, is determined to find her son. Heedless of her battle with cancer, she heads into the field in search of him. 

As Liz and Christine deal with their sons' disappearances in their own very different ways, Orin and Paul struggle to stay alive without losing their humanity in the process.