Thomas Hocknell is from Kent and lives in London. He has been a social worker, car salesman and gardener. He attended the Faber Academy and The Life Assistance Agency is his first novel. It has been chosen for WHSmith’s 2017 Fresh Talent and is picking up enthusiastic reviews from fans of Douglas Adams, PG Wodehouse and Da Vinci Code.

His regular Idle Blogs of an Idle Fellow embraces random topics of modern living, but mostly complains about other people’s inability to make decent tea. He also writes for Classic Pop magazine, the Good Men Project and The Line of Best Fit.