JR Thornton

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Beautiful Country
(J.R. Thornton)

Born in London, J.R. Thornton graduated from Harvard in 2014 where he studied History, English and Chinese. He lived in Beijing as a teenager, returning recently to undertake a fellowship at the International Writer’s Center at Beijing Normal University. An internationally ranked tennis player as a junior, he later competed for the Harvard men’s team and on the professional circuit. "Beautiful Country" is his debut novel.