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Jonathan Stroud wrote his first novel – Buried Fire – while working as an editor at Walker Books. He is the author of three internationally bestselling series: the award-winning Bartimaeus sequence, which has been published in 36 languages worldwide; the critically acclaimed Lockwood & Co, which was adapted for TV in 2023 by Netflix, quickly securing the global number one slot as the streamer’s most popular show; and the Scarlett and Browne adventures, set to be made into a film by Temple Hill Entertainment. His other novels include The Leap, The Last Siege and Heroes of the Valley. Jonathan lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and three children.