Jason Hewitt

7.30pm Thursday 17th September 2015

We gathered in the bookshop listening to music from Jason's playlist for his book 'The Dynamite Room', and Joe Loss and Benny Goodman certainly got us in the mood for the wartime settings.

Jason spent four years training as an actor while maintaining a full-time job, and also writing a novel. He worked on 'The Dynamite Room' after getting interest in his work at the Bath Spa MA in creative writing.

'Devastation Road' is his latest book and involved just as much commitment in his research of setting and mood - Jason visited Eastern Europe and walked across fields, stayed in abandoned houses, and learned Czech!

His passion for his characters, themes and writing was contagious, and his reading from 'Devastation Road' held us all spellbound. Members of the audience were thrilled to take away this new book at the end of the evening.