Gregory Norminton is a novelist and environmental activist born at Ascot, Berkshire, in 1976.
He read English at Regent's Park College, Oxford and studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
His novels include The Ship of Fools (London: Sceptre, 2001, 2002) (he also collaborated on the French translation), Arts and Wonders (London: Sceptre, 2004), and Ghost Portrait (London: Sceptre, 2005, 2006). He wrote The Poison Tree for BBC Radio 4, and his short stories have appeared in editions of Prospect and Zembla.
He contributed The Soul Surgeons to the anthology, Book of Voices (Durham: Flame Books, 2005), sold to raise funds for Sierra Leone PEN. 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 Wellington College, Berkshire and 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, and a Making Waves award from the BBC at the Brighton Festival in 2000.