About Craig Stone

Craig Stone (born August 24, 1980) is a British author. He left a job in the city to live homeless in a park,[1][2][3] during which time he wrote his first book, The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness.[4] He later wrote shortlisted [5] Life Knocks,[6] Deep in the Bin of Bob [7] and How to Hide from Humans, and is the author of the blog, Thought Scratchings,[8] shortlisted for the 2014 UK Blog Awards.

Stone has appeared on the BBC [9] and in the British [10][11] Irish,[12] and American press.[13] His second novel Life Knocks was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize.[14]


Stone made his name when at the age of 30 he quit his job and moved into Gladstone Park, North London, to write his first novel The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness, a semi-autobiographical account of his time in the park. His second novel Life Knocks was shortlisted for The Dundee International Book Prize, judged by Stephen Fry and Philip Pullman. Stone continues to write and appear in the national press, and is no longer homeless.

Stone met his wife while still homeless, through Twitter. She had messaged him as a fan, expressing how much she enjoyed his first novel. They have a son.

He is an advocate for homeless people in the UK.[15]

Social Media

Craig Stone is in the top 0.5% social media users on the planet.[16] He has over 100,000 Twitter followers,[17] trended in the UK in 2015 [18] and often hits the national and international press with his tweets.[19][20][21][22]

He is the #15 most popular author on Goodreads,[23] the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations.

Future works

Craig Stone is writing for The Guardian Newspaper,[24] and his first article is due to be published on the 2nd January 2017.

In 2016 he teamed up with illustrator Alex Patrick.[25] They are working on the following books for children.

Spare Parts
Mr Lion Can’t Swim
No, You Can’t Have a Pet Yet!
Brian the Yoga Polar Bear
The Dinosaur Space Pirate Counting Contest
Horace’s Humungous Bogey


[1] FHM Magazine
[2] FHM Magazine 2
[3] The Metro UK
[4] Matador Press
[5] Dundee University announce Dundee Book Prize Shortlist
[6] Gapyear.com
[7] Deep in the Bin of Bob
[8] Thought Scratchings
[9]The BBC
[10] The Lad Bible
[11] SBTV
[12] The Irish Examiner
[13] The USA Times
[14] Deadline News
[15] Joe
[16] Klear.com
[17] Craig Stone’s Twitter
[18] Craig Stone Trends UK
[19] The Sun
[20] Daily Mirror
[21] The Huffington Post
[22] The Independent
[23] Goodreads
[24] The Guardian
[25] Alex Patrick

External links

Craig Stone’s Twitter Page
Shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize 2012
The Guardian Bookshop 2014
Interview with Mashable 2016
Craig Stone starts global trend 2016


Craig Stone Wikipedia

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