About The Author
Owen W Knight is the author of The Invisible College Trilogy, an apocalyptic dystopian conspiracy tale for young adults and adults alike, described as ‘1984 Meets the Book of Revelation’.
The books are published by a small, dynamic UK publisher. Book 1, They Do Things Differently Here, appeared in August 2015, followed by Book 2, Dust and Shadows, in February 2016 and Book 3, A Perilous Journey, in October 2016.
Owen was born in Southend-on-Sea at a time when children spent their days outdoors, creating imaginary worlds that formed the basis of their adventures and social interaction.
He has used this experience to create a world based on documented myths, with elements of dystopia, mystery and science fiction, highlighting the use and abuse of power and the conflicts associated with maintaining ethical values.
During an author interview on BBC Essex, the presenter compared the setting of the trilogy to that of The Wicker Man.
Owen spent many years working long hours with a UK software house and latterly in business consultancy. The experience provided him with a background of envisaging change, producing scenarios of differing outcomes and developing pragmatic solutions: useful qualities to apply to creative fiction (which is what many of his business reports were).
Owen is now a full-time writer, photographer and trailing spouse to his partner, in her far more purposeful career as a senior educational consultant, working in international development in remote and interesting locations. Owen’s travels have provided him with inspiration for researching different cultures and mythologies.
Owen lives in Essex, close to the countryside that inspired his trilogy. He regularly appears on local radio and at literary events.