Juan F. Thompson


Juan F. Thompson was born outside of San Francisco, California where he spent the first two years while his father, Hunter S. Thompson, was writing his first book, The Hell’s Angels. In 1966 the family moved to Woody Creek, outside Aspen, Colorado, where he grew up on Hunter S. Thompson’s fortified compound, shooting, motorcycling, showing horses, raising sheep, launching model rockets, reading incessantly and tending the Mojo, the predecessor of the fax machine, for his father. He travelled extensively as a young man and lived in New York City, England, and Boston before settling in his home state of Colorado, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in English Literature. He currently performs computer magic in the healthcare IT industry, doing his part to help solve our country’s healthcare crisis through the application of technology. He lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife Jennifer and his 17-year old son, Will.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

« By day I am a computer guy who loves the relentless logic of computers and the challenge of solving puzzles. However, while writing my book I learned that I write for others in order to connect on topics that I find deeply important, that I find a sense of meaning I have not found elsewhere. »

Crime favourites

bookAll The Pretty Horses, by Cormac McCarthy.

movie : Does Pulp Fiction (directed by Quentin Tarantino) count? Otherwise, I’m a big fan of The Big Sleep (by Howard Hawks).

author : Joseph Conrad.