John Dyson was born in a mining village called Lepton in Yorkshire, England and grew up in England before moving to New York when he was 32. His father was a clerk at the local colliery and his mother was a housewife. John was educated at Hull University and started to write fiction ten years ago. He is currently working on a novel called ‘Dead Horse Bay.’
John became interested in writing when he read a how-to book called “You Can Write a Novel” by James V. Smith Jr. on a flight from New York to Florida. It’s a short book and he finished the book on the plane. After that, he began to think about writing a novel.
John’s influences include British authors Alan Bennett, Nick Hornby and David Storey. And American authors Dennis Johnston, Carl Hiaasen, Edward Abbey, Jennifer Egan and Adelle Waldman. He learned story from attending Robert McKee's Story Seminar. He learned to give and take literary criticism at fiction writing classes at Gotham Writers Workshop.
John is a member of the The Writers Room
in New York City . He will also be attending The Writers Digest Pitch Conference
in New York in August, 2019 .