S.J. Watson


S J Watson’s first novel, Before I Go To Sleep, is a phenomenal international success. A bestseller around the world, it won The Crime Writers’ Association Award for Best Debut Novel and The Galaxy National Book Award for Crime Thriller of the Year. The film of the book, starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong, and directed by Rowan Joffe, was released in September 2014.

SJ Watson was born in the Midlands and now lives in London.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

A reader recently sent me a message: ‘S J Watson ought to be ashamed of himself.’ I’m not, but I’ll take the compliment.

Crime favorites

Noir novel: Rebecca

movie: Psycho

Noir writer: Natsuo Kirono