Gregory Norminton is a writer and environmentalist born in Berkshire, England, in 1976, currently living in Scotland.
Educated at Wellington College, he read English at Regent’s Park College, Oxford and studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He presently lives in Edinburgh. His novels include The Ship of Fools (2002), Arts and Wonders (2004), Ghost Portrait (2005) and Serious Things (2008), all published by Sceptre.
He is also acclaimed as a short story writer, and wrote the stories ‘Fall Caesar’, ‘The Poison Tree’ and ‘The Fortress at Bruges’ for BBC Radio 4, with other stories appearing in editions of Prospect, Resurgence, London Magazine and Zembla.
Norminton’s work for radio includes dramatisations of ‘The Machine Stops’ by E.M. Forster and ‘Utz’ by Bruce Chatwin. He is an occasional contributor to The Verb on BBC Radio 3. In 2005 he took part in Planet Action, an eco-reality series made by the global television network Animal Planet in conjunction with the WWF.
Norminton has been writer in residence at Magdalene College, Cambridge and he was a featured artist at the 2003 International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He received a Writer’s Award from the Arts Council of England in 2003.