Jonathan Kos-Read grew up in Los Angeles. He studied acting in high school then molecular biology in university. He has lived in Beijing for the last 25 years playing white guys in Chinese movies. He also has a robust Chinese social media presence of almost seven million followers. He now lives in Barcelona with his wife and two daughters. He has always been fascinated with ancient history, spies, propaganda, superstitions, and the cold wars of all eras of history. His 20 years of struggling to act in bad scripts taught him every mistake a writer can make. He hopes he avoided them in The Eunuch, his first novel.