Jonathan was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad in 1972, grew up in Essex and now lives in London. He works as a journalist, writes on books for The Independent and the TLS and blogs on book design for The Independent.
He took the MA in Creative Writing at UEA (winner of a Malcolm Bradbury Bursary) and a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing. there. His first novel, ‘Randall’, which was written on those courses, is published by Galley Beggar Press in Norwich.
His short fiction has appeared in Lighthouse, The South Circular and Gorse (Issue 2, forthcoming). His story ‘The Story I’m Thinking of’ was shortlisted for the inaugural White Review Short Story Prize, and ‘The Faber Book of Adultery’, first published in Lighthouse, was anthologised in Salt’s ‘Best British Short Stories 2014’. He tweets as @Tiny_Camels and blogs at tinycamels.wordpress.com. His story ‘Tiny Camels’ is available from Shortfire Press.