Zone 23


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Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.5 X 1.12 inches | 1.39 pounds

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About the Author

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning playwright, novelist, and political satirist. His plays have been produced and have toured at theatres and festivals including Riverside Studios (London), 59E59 Theaters (New York), Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), Belvoir St. Theatre (Sydney), the Du Maurier World Stage Festival (Toronto), Needtheater (Los Angeles), 7 Stages (Atlanta), the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Brighton Festival, and the Noorderzon Festival (the Netherlands), among others. His writing awards include the 2002 First of the Scotsman Fringe Firsts, Scotsman Fringe Firsts in 2002 and 2005, and the 2004 Best Play of the Adelaide Fringe. His political satire and commentary has been published by Consent Factory, OffGuardian, ZeroHedge, ColdType, Rubikon,, CounterPunch, Dissident Voice, and many other publications, and has been widely translated. His debut novel, Zone 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant.


Critical acclaim for C. J. Hopkins' previous award-winning work ...

"A brilliant (and hilarious) critique of the emptiness of American life and the meaninglessness of the popular culture that attempts to fill the void." -- Toronto Globe & Mail

"A blistering revelation ... Hopkins' body of work owes a huge debt to the absurdists and so manages to blast beyond the merely political or allegorical to the existential." -- Time Out New York

"Sharp, brilliant, intense, fast-moving, made for the moment we live in ... a portrait of a culture caught in a strange and painful paradox between progressive and reactionary attitudes." -- The Scotsman, Edinburgh

"A feral ferris-wheel of comedy, confusion, contradiction, obfuscation and bent-out-of-shape straight talking that leaps out of the room at you and harnesses you to its mischievous mindset." - Metro, UK

"America's relationship with consumerism and the media is unerringly skewered." -- The Times, London

"Hilariously at odds with the mainstream, and much bigger and deeper than the sum of its apparent parts." -- The Herald, Scotland

"Stimulating and thought-provoking ... a welcome addition to the canon of all things absurd and beautiful." -- The List, Edinburgh

"A gripping satire, which spills into sinister weirdness." -- Die Tageszeitung, Berlin