“When you read a historical mystery by Jason Goodwin, you take a magic-carpet ride
to the most exotic place on earth.” 

The New York Times Book Review

Jason Goodwin is a novelist, historian and columnist; host, dragoman and hierophant.

He has an Edgar™ awarded by the Mystery Writers of America, for his thriller The Janissary Tree; his travel book On Foot to the Golden Horn won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize; and his Ottoman-inspired cookbook Yashim Cooks Istanbul is an NPR Notable Book, shortlisted for an award by the British Food Writer’s Guild. You can find out more about his books and where to get them here.

Jason has written a column for Country Life magazine for the last six years, reflecting randomly enough on events in his life and in the world. They veer between funny and solemn and are all available online here, occasionally illustrated by his Instagram account, which you can follow here.

He has an Arts and Crafts house in Dorset available to let for holidays and weekends, where he also runs an annual writing course. Jason enjoys sharing his particular enthusiasms through occasional London pilgrimages as well as on tour around special West Country gardens, and he is on the organising committee of the annual Estonian literary festival in Tallinn, Headread.

The website offers an introduction to Jason’s work



Gunpowder GardensTravelLords of the HorizonsHistoryThe Janissary TreeFiction

From Country Life magazine, October 5th 2022

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