John Randolph Thornton (2017)

United States of America

Harvard University

Foreign Policy,Government,Media

J.R. Thornton graduated from Harvard University in 2014. His first novel, Beautiful Country, loosely inspired by time he spent in Beijing as a teenager, was a best-seller on its release in China and is due to be published worldwide by Harper Collins in April 2016. J.R. was an internationally-ranked junior tennis player, later competing for the Harvard team and on the men’s professional tour. In the long run J.R. plans to enter public service and hopes to become a leader in the development of a positive US-China relationship. Born in London and a current resident of Florida, J.R. is 26 years old and from the United States.


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