Born in Malta and christened in the upturned bell of a ship,  JCG grew up in the Far East, Britain and Scandinavia. Apart from novels he writes for magazines and newspapers. For five years he wrote a column for The Guardian. He's also written for The TimesThe Telegraph and The Independent. 

His work is published in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Bulgarian, Turkish, Japanese, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Estonian and American, among others

He is married to the journalist and novelist Sam Baker

They live in Edinburgh.

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