Film, TV & Theatre
Jon Ronson is a nonfiction author, documentary maker and screenwriter. His books, THEM: ADVENTURES WITH EXTREMISTS, THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS, THE PSYCHOPATH TEST, and LOST AT SEA have all been international bestsellers. THE PSYCHOPATH TEST spent the whole of 2012 on the UK bestseller list and ten weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. The film adaptation of THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS, starring George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Ewan McGregor and Jeff Bridges, opened in the UK in November 2009 and sent the tie-in edition of the book to number one on the non-fiction bestseller list.
In the UK he contributes regularly to the Guardian and BBC Radio 4, where his series Jon Ronson On... has been shortlisted for Sony awards four times. His documentaries for Channel 4 include - amongst many others - Stanley Kubrick's Boxes and The Secret Rulers of the World.
In the US he's a regular contributor to the PRI show This American Life, GQ, the New York Times Book Review, and has appeared at TED, and on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
His first fictional screenplay, Frank, co-written with Peter Straughan, was released in the spring of 2014. Frank stars Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domnhall Gleeson and is directed by Lenny Abrahamson.