JONATHAN MANTLE

Jonathan Mantle is a British non-fiction writer, novelist, playwright and film and video producer. His trade books have been published in sixteen languages and thirty countries. His most recent 'COMPANIES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD' has been translated into over a dozen languages, is available on Kindle and has a five star rating on Amazon. He has spoken on UK and international radio and television and to schools, universities, corporate audiences, book fairs, book clubs and conferences around the world:'The biggest was the Taipei Book Fair - there were thousands of people.  The scariest was a book club in Guildford.'      

He has written and co-written seven plays for theatre - 'TAKE TWO' written with Emmeline Winterbotham premiered in London in 2005 and 'THE BRIDGE AND THE CLAM' showcased in London in 2012 and was produced for the One Act Play Festival at the 180-seater LOST Theatre in London in 2012.  With award-winning composer Dominic de Grande he has written 'IMAGINE PEMBROKE' a six-part piece of music for Pembroke College Cambridge.      

Jonathan has written over twenty contract books with local, national, multinational and global businesses including J & J Denholm, Langley Holdings, Linney Group, Samworth Brothers, Graham & Brown, Jones Lang Wootton, Pfizer, Norwich Union and Johnson & Johnson. He also devises and leads learning programmes linking Western creative industry techniques with professionals and students from China, Singapore and South-East Asia. He is a member of Cambridge Worldwide Associates

Jonathan is the oldest of three children. His family are from the Scottish Borders and include soldiers, mountaineers, doctors, tea planters in India and coffee growers in Kenya's 'Happy Valley'. His mother, sister and brother were and are visual artists. His brother Anthony Dod Mantle shot the films 'FESTEN', 'TRANCE', 'RUSH', 'SNOWDEN' and 'T2 TRAINSPOTTING' and is the Oscar-winning cinematographer for 'SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE' www.dodmantle.com  

Jonathan was born in Yorkshire and moved house fourteen times by the age of eighteen: 'When you move around as a child, you learn to survive like an adult.'   He was educated at five different schools and at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a B.A (Hons) in English Literature. He is a mentor at the annual Cambridge University Careers Service Comms & Creative Event. He has worked as a farm labourer, builder, literacy teacher, copywriter and bodyguard. He has been a full-time professional writer since 1984. Between 1977 and 2000 he was a journalist for Vogue, Harpers & Queen, Evening Standard, Spectator, Listener, Radio Times, Observer, Sunday Times Magazine, Independent and many others. 

Jonathan has two grown-up children and lives by the sea near London.