John is somewhat of a renaissance man. He was born in Great Britain in 1933. He is a nuclear physicist by training and a writer by avocation.
Having lived and worked in five countries, traveled extensively throughout the world and is now raising his second family, forty years after the first, he has a wealth of experience from which to draw. His wife, Emmy Roos, is a Belgian who also writes.
Graham’s first book was the definitive book on Fast Reactor Safety, which was used as a teaching text in 11 major US universities. Then came an international book on the marathon in collaboration with Skip Brown, Target 26 sold 74,000 copies across the world and included a Russian edition for the 1980 Olympics. Two chess books, a biographical portrait of a twentieth-century woman, a compendium of thoughtful travel tales, a science-fiction novel, a technical history of the use of nuclear power in space, a history of art, a social protest, and six other novels followed. His novels have been set in China, Hong Kong, Russia, the United States and all over Europe. He visits art galleries the world over and is the founder and curator of THE NEW MUSEUM of art.
Graham played competitive chess on the edge of British National strength and he edited an international audio chess magazine for blind players for 34 years. He has run more than 80 marathons (with a best time of 2:43:30) as well as races up to 70 miles (115 km) . He enjoys gardening when he is not writing and being a father.
John is a citizen of the State of West Virginia, a Fellow and Past President of the American Nuclear Society, an honorary member of the International Braille Chess Association, and, twice, a Distinguished Toastmaster.
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