About the Author

Joshua Mowll

I’m Joshua Mowll, author of the novel Beautiful Titan. Thank you for taking the time to look at my novel’s website!

My previous books include the award-winning Guild of Specialists trilogy which has been published in 20 countries worldwide.

After some years living in Amsterdam in an apartment with a ridiculously steep staircase, and subsequently moving to another apartment up a brutally steep hill just north of Zurich, I’m now back home in the UK. The bad news is that since I’ve been away my beloved 12ft sailing boat Pelican has rotted to pieces.

Before I was a writer, I worked for a national Sunday newspaper in London as a graphic artist drawing everything from medical procedures to military invasions.

I now work as a novelist, freelance art director and illustrator.

I am represented by Clare Conville of the Conville & Walsh Literary Agency, London.

Author links:

I run a blog on writing and being a writer here

You can follow me on twitter @joshuamowll

You can find my Facebook fan page here

If you want to see some of my illustrations and graphics, click here

There is more about me and the trilogy here



Praise for The Guild Trilogy:

“This is not just an adventure story; it is a designer object…” Sunday Times, London 25.09.05

“Mowll’s genius, though, is in his clever mixing of old and new storytelling devices, and a clear and intelligent voice that should appeal to both girls and boys…” South China Morning Post, Hong Kong 28/08/05

“…hypnotically packed with detail… ” Daily Telegraph, London 09.12.06

“…beware of the cheap imitations it will undoubtedly spawn.” The Guardian, London 12.11.05

“Makes an Indiana Jones adventure look half asleep” The Ultimate Teen Book Guide

“A cracking adventure… Crammed with maps, blueprints and illustrations.” The Bookseller, London

“A fascinating and witty mixture of factual and fictional detail which will have any half-awake child revisiting it time and again.” The Glasgow Herald, Scotland

“Presented as a mock journal with maps and diagrams, this is an intriguing debut set in Twenties Shanghai.” The Observer, London

A new novel by Joshua Mowll