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Jonathan Martin Dixit is the author of BabyWorld, a crime mystery, soft science fiction novel that explores the psychological dysfunction occurring in families suffering from suppressed trauma. With its taboo-breaking subject matter, tempered by an almost children’s fairy tale-like style, it is written for a mature, literary audience.
Jonathan Martin Dixit grew up in Woodstock, Ontario. Living in Toronto since 1986—save for a three-year honeymoon in Sault Ste. Marie—he has played in a band (The Gravity Show), owned a pub (The Duke of Gloucester), and produced plays and movies (most notably, It All Happens Incredibly Fast – 2002).
Check out Jonathan's author protrait in Living Toronto Magazine
Jonathan’s Influences While Writing BabyWorld
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925); Archy and Mehitabel, Don Marquis (1927); Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, Mary Shelley (1818); The World of Christopher Robin, A. A. Milne (1958); Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes (1959); The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury (1948); Microscopic Mimicking, Bebe and Lachman (2002); Metaphors We Live By, George Lakoff (1980, 2003); Maps of Meaning, Jordon Peterson (1999); Tideland, Terry Gilliam (2005); Miller’s Crossing, Joel and Ethan Coen (1990); Law and Order, Dick Wolf; The Simpsons, Matt Groening; South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
The Man in a High Castle, (1962) and A Scanner Darkly, (1977) P. K. Dick; The Book of Living and Dying, Natale Ghent (2005); and short stories by: Mavis Gallant, Alice Munro, Carol Shields, Thomas King, Rohinton Mistry, Lisa Moore, Eden Robinson, Ted Chiang, Benjamin Rosenbaum; and again, Thomas King, his Massey Lectures, (2003).