Jason Mann

Jason Mann

Jason is an award-winning journalist – a recipient of the Best New Editor prize by the British Association of Industrial Editors. He worked on a variety of daily newspapers before moving into the telecommunications industry to eventually become Head of Regional Publicity in England, Scotland and Wales for BT Group, one of the UK's largest companies. In 2019, he took early retirement to focus on his ambition to write thrillers. His first-hand knowledge of the decline of the local newspaper industry and his love of swimming in North Cornwall are key elements of his first novel The Echoing Shore, a Cornish mystery thriller, which was a prize winner at last year's Writers’ Weekend Opening of a Novel competition.

Jason can regularly be found surfing (very badly) at Newquay's Fistral Beach where his father was one of the county's early lifeguards.  His planned second Cornish novel The Last Days of Catherine Carlyon is based partly on his experience of working in telecommunications. Jason lives with his wife Nicola, daughter Jessica and whippet Patch.

Jason writes, ‘I’ll always be grateful to the Writers’ Weekend for the essential role it played in my development as a writer. It provided a wonderful opportunity to listen to other writers, get my work recognized and I met the literary agent who now represents me at the Weekend!’