John Lee Langton

John Lee Langton

John Lee Langton is a Director of Wallingford Architects Ltd (WALLtd). He has been living in England for ten years. Previously he lived in Swaziland where he worked with the United Nations on two projects, SEDCO and ECI. He later lived in South Africa where he worked as a Project Architect for various firms before becoming a lecturer in Industrial Design at Cape Technical College, which became the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

John Lee Langton started writing in 2010 at a Didcot Cornerstone Arts Centre evening course. He then completed a Creative Writing course at The College for Further Education at The University of Oxford in 2012.


Q: Do you have a lucky writing talisman? If so, what is it?

A: Whiskey


Q: Do you have a favourite quote? (from a book, movie, song, speech…)

A: ‘Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.’ Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude


Q: What is the least interesting part of writing for you?

A: Editing


Q: If you could teleport yourself anywhere, real or fictional, where would it be and why?

A: The Roman Empire; A non technical European empire