Jason Donald was born in Scotland and grew up in South Africa. He studied English Literature and Philosophy at St. Andrews University and is a graduate of the Glasgow University Creative Writing MA. His debut novel, Choke Chain, published by Jonathan Cape, was shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award and the Saltire First Book Award. 

His second novel, Dalila, was published by Jonathan Cape/Vintage in January 2017. 

He has also published short stories in various literary journals, including The Astronaut for BBC Radio 4 and Puerta Galera for the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Donald has just written and co-directed his first short film, Passion Gap.

He lives with his wife in Switzerland.

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I'll be in Cape Town with Matt Portman. We'll be filming our first feature length documentary, titled CAPE FLAT SMILE. 

March 15th to April 15th
21st May to 16th May

Writing Retreat at HUUS Hotel. For the first time, this year's retreat will include painting workshops and tutoring with Michael Samson

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