S. J. Watson

Steve " SJ " Watson (born 1971 in Stourbridge, UK) is a British author. His only novel so far I. allowed. do not. . sleeping appeared in 2011.

Life and work

Watson studied physics at the University of Birmingham. He lives in London and worked there for several years for the British national health service ( NHS) in various hospitals and specialized there on diagnosis and treatment of hearing impaired children. In 2008 he was included in the study program " Creative Writing " the Faber Academy, reduced his working hours and began to write his first novel. Before I Go To Sleep was a sales success in the UK; the rights have been sold in 37 other countries. The film rights have been sold to Hollywood to Ridley Scott.


  • 2011: I. allowed. do not. . sleeping ( Thriller ), Scherz Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, ISBN 978-3-651-00008-7


  • 2011: I. allowed. do not. . sleeping, Argon Verlag Berlin, 6 CDs read by Andrea Sawatzki 469 min, ISBN 978-3-8398-1105-4


  • 2011: Dagger Award - Best First Novel: Before I Go To Sleep. ( I dt. should not. asleep.. )